Femtophysics: A Short Course on Particle Physics

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Newnes, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 220 pages
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Provides an account of what is now known about physics at scales of 1013 to 1016 cm. The existence of spin half quarks interacting through colour fields is established fact, as is the structure unifying electromagnetic and weak interaction. In Femtophysics, the author explains the evidence and communicates the essential physics underlying these recent and remarkable developments. The approach throughout is to obtain results by applying trivial algebra to the content of simple and clear physical pictures. Thus, abstract and difficult concepts can be mastered painlessly while maintaining a firm grip on the essentials. The diligent student, therefore, should acquire a comprehensive understanding of the principles underlying present day particle physics.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Of Propagators and Pions
11
Chapter 3 Strangers in town
21
Chapter 4 Hadrons
29
Chapter 5 Colour Confinement and Strings
41
Chapter 6 Lepton Probes
57
Chapter 7 Golden Rules
69
Chapter 8 Fermions and the Dirac Equation
83
Chapter 13 Chromodynamics of HadronsGround State Baryons and Isoscalar Mesons
145
Chapter 14 Massive Fermions
157
Chapter 15 Weak Interactions of Quarks
171
Chapter 16 The unUnified Electroweak Interaction
183
Final Remarks
195
Some Recent Results
198
Units
199
Glossary
201

Chapter 9 FermionFermion Interactions
99
Chapter 10 Probing the Nucleon
111
Chapter 11 SU2 and Isospin
123
Chromodynamics of Hadrons
135
Select Bibliography
203
Index
205
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