Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics / Edition 1

Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics / Edition 1

by Richard Clinton Fernow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521379407

ISBN-13: 9780521379403

Pub. Date: 03/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A concise, balanced overview of the most important topics in experimental particle physics of the past forty years is presented in this comprehensive study. Beginning with a review of particle physics and electromagnetic and nuclear interactions, the book continues with a discussion of three nearly universal aspects of particle physics experiments: beams, targets…  See more details below

Overview

A concise, balanced overview of the most important topics in experimental particle physics of the past forty years is presented in this comprehensive study. Beginning with a review of particle physics and electromagnetic and nuclear interactions, the book continues with a discussion of three nearly universal aspects of particle physics experiments: beams, targets and fast electrons. The second part of the text details the properties of various types of particle detectors, such as scintillation and Cerenkov counters, proportional and drift chambers, sampling calorimeters, and special detectors. The last chapter demonstrates how the various aspects of the previous chapters can be integrated in an experimental system. There are numerous references to the research literature, in addition to examples and workable problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521379403
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Electromagnetic interactions; 3. Nuclear interactions; 4. Particle beams; 5. Targets; 6. Fast electronics; 7. Scintillation counters; 8. Cerenkov counters; 9. Proportional chambers; 10. Drift chambers; 11. Sampling calorimeters; 12. Specialized detectors; 13. Triggers; 14. Detector systems; 15. Some fundamental measurements; Appendices; Author index; Subject index.

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