Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics

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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.

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"...an admirable job of condensing a wealth of information into a coherent text...This book would serve well as either a graduate-level or a practical text." Science
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Paper reprint. Originally published 1986, Cambridge U. Press. Gives an overview of the subject by presenting significant topics of the past forty years. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521301701
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.14 (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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