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Concepts of Particle Physics : Volume I - Kurt Gottfried

Concepts of Particle Physics

Volume I

Paperback Published: 17th July 1986
ISBN: 9780195043730
Number Of Pages: 204

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"An authoritative presentation of the basic concepts of particle physics by two internationally recognized leaders in the field...Treats all the major areas of particle physics, including the quark model, hadronic spectroscopy, and the so-called 'standard model'....Of interest to most physicists ranging from upper-division undergraduates to those actually working in the field...Recommended as an essential addition to the library of any institution supporting a physics major."--Choice. "An extremely efficient discussion....It will enable one to understand much of modern particle physics."--Science. "A splendid review of subnuclear phenomena."--Physics Today "The book may be recommended to anyone who not only wishes to learn about the most important concepts of elementary particle physics but also the intellectual atmosphere which gave rise to the exciting discoveries in this field. It is not what appears in this book which separates it from others, but how it is written." Acta Physica Austriaca

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"Gottfried and Weisskopf have given us a fine book, which should make many of the fascinating concepts of particle physics more accessible to the non-high-energy community and at the same time can give those in the field a deeper understanding of their craft. This is no easy task and the authors are to be commended for a job well done." --American Journal of Physics "The first volume overviews the field of particle physics in a readable nonmathematical manner. It is particularly well-suited for students and professional physicists outside of the field who wish to educate themselves about fundamentals and glean some appreciation of the more recent advances. A reader with an understanding of basic quantum mechanics and relativity should find it comprehensible and quite stimulating...The second volume would make an excellent text for an advanced undergraduate course in modern physics or elementary particle physics...Would provide a nice primer for graduate students just starting to learn the subject...For many years, Gottfried and Weisskopf have been active contributors to elementary particle research. They have established reputations for their communication skills and intuitive approach to physics. These well-written books nicely attest to those abilities." --The Scientist

A: The Evolution of the Particle Concept before the Advent of Quantum Mechanics B: Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics C: Relativistic Quantum Theory D: Nuclear Phenomena E: Subnuclear Phenomena 1: Introduction 2: The Baryon Spectrum 3: Mesons 4: Conservation of Isospin, Strangeness, Charm, and Baryon Number 5: Quarks 6: Hadronic Spectroscopy 7: The Strong Interaction Field: Quantum Chromodynamics 8: The Electromagnetic Interaction of Hadrons 9: Charge-changing Weak Interactions 10: The Relationship between Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions 11: Neutral Kaons and CP Violation 12: Synopsis: The Standard Model 13: Outlook

ISBN: 9780195043730
ISBN-10: 0195043731
Series: Concepts of Particle Physics : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 17th July 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.32  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.33

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