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This is an expanded version of the report by the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Beyond the Standard Model Working Group which was contributed to Particle Physics -- Perspectives and Opportunities, a report of the Division of Particles and FieldsMoreThis is an expanded version of the report by the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Beyond the Standard Model Working Group which was contributed to Particle Physics -- Perspectives and Opportunities, a report of the Division of Particles and Fields Committee for Long Term Planning. One of the Working Groups primary goals was to study the phenomenology of electroweak symmetry breaking and attempt to quantify the physics reach of present and future colliders. Their investigations encompassed the Standard Model -- with one doublet of Higgs scalars -- and approaches to physics beyond the Standard Model. These include models of low-energy supersymmetry, dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking, and a variety of extensions of the Standard Model with new particles and interactions. The Working Group also considered signals of new physics in precision measurements arising from virtual processes and examined experimental issues associated with the study of electroweak symmetry breaking and the search for new physics at present and future hadron and lepton colliders.This volume represents an important contribution to the efforts being made to advance the frontiers of particle physics.Contents: Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Physics Beyond the Standard ModelWeakly-Coupled Higgs BosonsImplications of Supersymmetry Model BuildingLow Energy Supersymmetry PhenomenologyStrongly-Interacting Electroweak Sector -- Model Independent ApproachesStrongly Coupled Electroweak Symmetry Breaking: Implications of ModelsDiscovery and Identification of Extra Gauge BosonsNew Particles and InteractionsAnomalous Gauge Boson InteractionsIndirect Probes of New PhysicsExperimental Issues at Hadron CollidersExperimental Issues at e+e- Linear CollidersReadership: Graduates and researchers in high energy physics.