The Structure of the Proton: Deep Inelastic Scattering

The Structure of the Proton: Deep Inelastic Scattering

by R. G. Roberts, S. Weinberg, D. W. Sciama, D. R. Nelson, P. V. Landshoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521449448

ISBN-13: 9780521449441

Pub. Date: 11/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book describes our present knowledge of protons and neutrons. Experiments using high-energy electrons, muons, and neutrinos reveal that the proton is made up of point-like constituents, i.e. quarks. The strong forces that bind quarks together, gluons, are described in terms of the modern theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Larger and newer particle

Overview

This book describes our present knowledge of protons and neutrons. Experiments using high-energy electrons, muons, and neutrinos reveal that the proton is made up of point-like constituents, i.e. quarks. The strong forces that bind quarks together, gluons, are described in terms of the modern theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Larger and newer particle accelerators provide an opportunity to see deeper into the proton and probe the interactions between quarks and gluons at shorter distances. An understanding of this detailed substructure and of the fundamental forces responsible is one of the keys to unraveling the physics of the structure of matter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521449441
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Structure functions; 3. Quark parton model; 4. Perturbative QCD; 5. Application of perturbative to deep inelastic scattering; 6. Exotic phenomena; Appendix; References; Index.

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