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Introduction to High Energy Physics

Introduction to High Energy Physics

4th Edition

  • Date Published: April 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521621960

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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.

    • A completely rewritten and updated edition of the dominant undergraduate/graduate particle physics text
    • The author is a senior figure of modern day particle physics and brings a unique authority and depth of understanding to the subject
    • Completely new chapters have been added to cover the burgeoning field connecting particle physics with cosmology, and another new chapter introduces exciting new topics such as supersymmetry, superstrings, neutrino masses and grand unified theories
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    "It holds a unique place in the literature. It is for graduates and undergraduates, and it describes in detail experiment, theory, particle physics, and cosmology. That's a lot of material in one book. Perkins will thus continue to be a 'must-have' for practicing experimentalists." Physics Today

    "Comprehensive and at about the right level and length for an introductory course." Professor Vassili Papavassiliou, New Mexico State University

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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: April 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521621960
    • length: 442 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • contains: 160 b/w illus. 37 tables 88 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • 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
    Appendices.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Subatomic Physics
  • Author

    Donald H. Perkins, University of Oxford

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