## Subatomic Physics: Solutions ManualThis is the solutions manual for many (particularly odd-numbered) end-of-chapter problems in Subatomic Physics, 3rd Edition by Henley and Garcia. The student who has worked on the problems will find the solutions presented here a useful check on answers and procedures. |

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### Contents

Background and Language | 1 |

Accelerators | 3 |

Passage of Radiation Through Matter | 6 |

Detectors | 8 |

The Subatomic Zoo | 9 |

Structure of Subatomic Particles | 12 |

Additive Conservation Laws | 16 |

Angular Momentum and Isospin | 19 |

The Weak Interaction | 30 |

Introduction to Gauge Theories | 36 |

The Electroweak Theory of the Standard Model | 38 |

Strong Interactions | 41 |

Quark Models of Mesons and Baryons | 47 |

Liquid Drop Model Fermi Gas Model Heavy Ions | 51 |

The Shell Model | 56 |

Collective Model | 59 |

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