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The Ideas of Particle Physics

The Ideas of Particle Physics
An Introduction for Scientists

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521677752

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  • The third edition of this well-received book is a readable introduction to the world of particle physics. It bridges the gap between traditional textbooks on the subject and popular accounts that assume little or no background knowledge. Carefully revised and updated, this edition covers all of the important concepts in our modern understanding of particle physics. The theoretical development of the subject is traced from the foundations of quantum mechanics and relativity through to particle discoveries and the formulation of modern string theory. It includes a full description of the prospects for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, which will allow many key ideas to be tested. The book is intended for anyone with a background in the physical sciences who wishes to learn more about particle physics. It is also valuable to students of physics wishing to gain an introductory overview of the subject.

    • Third edition of a well-reviewed treatment of the modern theories of matter, energy and the structure of the universe
    • Includes description of most recent particle experiments and discoveries and the formulation of string theory
    • Was of particular interest in preparation for the operation of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN 2007
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521677752
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 189 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 170 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Basic particle physics
    2. Strong interaction physics
    3. Weak interaction physics I
    4. Weak interaction physics II
    5. Gauge theory of the weak interactions
    6. Deep inelastic scattering
    7. Quantum chromodynamics - the theory of quarks
    8. Electron-positron collisions
    9. The Standard Model and beyond
    Appendices.

  • Authors

    G. D. Coughlan

    J. E. Dodd

    B. M. Gripaios, University of Oxford

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