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Title:
Introduction to high energy physics
Author:
Perkins, Donald H.
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiii, 426 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521621960
Format :
Book

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Central Library QC793.2 .P47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This highly-regarded text provides a comprehensive introduction to modern particle physics. Extensively rewritten and updated, this 4th edition includes developments in elementary particle physics, as well as its connections with cosmology and astrophysics. As in previous editions, the balance between experiment and theory is continually emphasised. The stress is on the phenomenological approach and basic theoretical concepts rather than rigorous mathematical detail. Short descriptions are given of some of the key experiments in the field, and how they have influenced our thinking. Although most of the material is presented in the context of the Standard Model of quarks and leptons, the shortcomings of this model and new physics beyond its compass (such as supersymmetry, neutrino mass and oscillations, GUTs and superstrings) are also discussed. The text includes many problems and a detailed and annotated further reading list.


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Quarks and leptons
2 Interactions and fields
3 Invariance principles and conservation laws
4 Quarks in hadrons
5 Lepton and quark scattering
6 Quark interactions and QCD
7 Weak interactions
8 Electroweak interactions and the Standard Model
9 Physics beyond the Standard Model
10 Particle physics and cosmology
11 Experimental methods
Appendixes

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