Introduction to High Energy Physics

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 13, 2000 - Science - 426 pages
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This highly regarded textbook for advanced undergraduates provides a comprehensive introduction to modern particle physics. Coverage emphasizes the balance between experiment and theory. It places stress on the phenomenological approach and basic theoretical concepts rather than rigorous mathematical detail. Donald Perkins also details recent developments in elementary particle physics, as well as its connections with cosmology and astrophysics. A number of key experiments are also identified along with a description of how they have influenced the field. Perkins presents most of the material in the context of the Standard Model of quarks and leptons. He also fully explores the shortcomings of this model and new physics beyond its compass (such as supersymmetry, neutrino mass and oscillations, GUTs and superstrings). The text includes many problems and a detailed and annotated further reading list. The volume will also provide a solid foundation for graduate study.
 

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Contents

Interactions and fields
35
Invariance principles and conservation laws
63
Quarks in hadrons
95
Lepton and quark scattering
140
Quark interactions and QCD
171
Weak interactions
194
Electroweak interactions and the Standard Model
242
Physics beyond the Standard Model
276
Particle physics and cosmology
303
Experimental methods
338
Appendix A Table of elementary particles
377
ClebschGordan coefficients and dfunctions
386
Spherical harmonics dfunctions and ClebschGordan
393
Answers to problems
408
References
418
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