Acta Physica Polonica. B, 1997, no. 6, s. 1483-1491
The discovery potential of the e- e~ option of a new linear collider
is discussed. The standard model processes of W ~W ~ , W~ Z ° and Z°Z°
production in e~ e" collisions are studied as potential sources of background
to ‘neiv physics' reactions, in particular, to the W~ pair production through
the lepton number violating reaction e“ e_ —1 W ~W ~ . The possibility of
probing anomalous quartic vector boson couplings in e- e- collisions with
highly polarized beams is demonstrated.