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Particle Physics at the New Millennium

By Byron P. Roe

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Format: Hardback, 406 pages
Other Information: 150 black & white illustrations, 9 colour illustrations
Published In: United States, 29 February 1996
Intended for beginning graduate students or advanced undergraduates, this text provides a thorough introduction to the phenomena of high-energy physics and the Standard Model of elementary particles. It should thus provide a sufficient introduction to the field for experimeters, as well as sufficient background for theorists to continue with advanced courses on field theory. The text develops the Standard Model from the bottom up, showing the experimental evidence for each theoretical assumption and emphasizing the most recent results. It includes thorough discussions of electromagnetic interactions (of interest in particle detection), magnetic monopoles, and extensions of the Standard Model.

Table of Contents

1. Preliminaries.- 2. Electromagnetic Interactions Used for Detection of Charged Particles.- 3. Particle Accelerators and Detectors.- 4. Invariance, Symmetries, and Conserved Quantities.- 5. Hadron-Hadron Scattering.- 6. The Quark Model.- 7. Weak Interactions.- 8. Elastic and Inelastic Scattering.- 9. The Strong Interaction: Quantum Chromodynamics and Gluons.- 10. The Standard Model.- 11. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking: The Higgs Mechanism.- 12. Extensions of the Standard Model: Grand Unification.- 13. Physics at the Z.- 14. High-Energy Processes at Low Q2.- 15. Heavy Quark Effective Field Theory.- 16. Monopoles.

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"This book is long overdue. It is an up-to-date review of particle physics and should be considered as a prescribed text by anybody teaching an experimentally orientated course at honours level." Australian & New Zealand Physicist

EAN: 9780387946153
ISBN: 0387946152
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Dimensions: 24.28 x 16.18 x 2.64 centimeters (0.74 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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