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Elementary Particles - I. S. Hughes

Elementary Particles

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Published: 27th January 1992
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This is the third edition of a text that is already well established as one of the standard undergraduate books on the subject of elementary particle physics. Professor Hughes has updated the whole text in line with current particle nomenclature and has added material to cover important new developments. There is also a completely new major chapter on particle physics and cosmology, an exciting subject that has become an area of increasing importance in recent years. In this field much can be learned from the way the subject has developed, and so, where this helps its understanding, a historical treatment is used. Unlike other texts on this subject, at all stages the author closely links theoretical developments to the relevant experimental measurements, providing a sound foundation to what might otherwise be a rather abstract subject. He also provides historical background where it will aid comprehension of the material.

Accelerators, beams and detectors
Pions and muons
Conservation laws
Strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions
Strange particles
Spin and parity of the K-mesons and non-conservation of parity in weak interactions
Weak interactions: basic ideas
Invariance under the CP and T operations, properties of Ko-mesons
Strongly-decaying resonances
SU (3) and the quark model: classification and dynamic probes
Weak interactions and weak-electromagnetic unification
New flavours
Quark and gluon interactions
Higher symmetries
Particle physics and cosmology
Appendices
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521407397
ISBN-10: 0521407397
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 27th January 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.27  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised