The Large Electron Positron collider LEP1 at CERN produced tens of millions of bosons, and the + linear collider SLC at SLAC has produced bosons with its polarized beam. Along with the measurements of the top-quark and -boson masses at the Fermilab Tevatron collider, these -factory experiments have tested the standard electroweak theory with unprecedented precision. This chapter reviews the renormalizable gauge theory of the electroweak interactions and its quantum-level tests. Implications of the precision measurements are then studied within the standard model and its extentions.


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