Introduction to elementary particle physics
- Bettini, Alessandro, 1939-
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
- Physical description
- xiv, 431 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
QC794.6 .S75 B48 2008
- Unknown QC794.6 .S75 B48 2008
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface-- 1. Preliminary notions-- 2. Nucleons, leptons and bosons-- 3. Symmetries-- 4. Hadrons-- 5. Quantum electrodynamics-- 6. Chromodynamics-- 7. Weak interactions-- 8. The neutral k and b mesons and cp violation-- 9. The standard model-- 10. Beyond the standard model-- Appendixes-- References-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The Standard Model is the most comprehensive physical theory ever developed. This textbook conveys the basic elements of the Standard Model using elementary concepts, without the theoretical rigor found in most other texts on this subject. It contains examples of basic experiments, allowing readers to see how measurements and theory interplay in the development of physics. The author examines leptons, hadrons and quarks, before presenting the dynamics and the surprising properties of the charges of the different forces. The textbook concludes with a brief discussion on the recent discoveries of physics beyond the Standard Model, and its connections with cosmology. Quantitative examples are given, and the reader is guided through the necessary calculations. Each chapter ends in the exercises, and solutions to some problems are included in the book. Complete solutions are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521880213. This textbook is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students.
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- Publication date
- by Alessandro Bettini.