Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides a comprehensive overview of modern particle physics accessible to anyone with a true passion for wanting to know how the universe works. We are introduced to the known particles of the world we live in. An elegant explanation of quantum mechanics and relativity paves the way for an understanding of the laws that govern particle physics. These laws are put into action in the world of accelerators, colliders and detectros found at institutions such as CERN and Fermilab that are in the forefront of technical innovation. Real world and theory meet using Feynman diagrams to solve the problems of infinities and deduce the need for the Higgs boson.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812381491
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 789,704
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Preliminaries 8
2 The Standard Model 35
3 Quantum Mechanics, Mixing 85
4 Energy, Momentum and Mass-Shell 115
5 Detection 140
6 Acceleration and Storage Rings 161
7 The CERN Neutrino Experiment 189
8 The Particle Zoo 219
9 Particle Theory 244
10 Finding the Higgs 285
11 Quantum Chromodynamics 293
12 Epilogue 304
Name Index 309
Subject Index 317
Photo Credits 337
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2003

    Excellent introduction to elementary particle physics

    This is an amazingly readable and understandable introduction to elementary particle physics. You shouldn't expect to understand everything in it but at the end you will understand the basics of particle physics and, just as importantly, its limitations.

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