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Introduction to High Energy Physics - Donald H. Perkins

Introduction to High Energy Physics

Hardcover Published: 13th April 2000
ISBN: 9780521621960
Number Of Pages: 442

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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.

'This edition represents a major rewrite, not just a set of updates. Welcome additions are lengthy chapters on 'physics beyond the standard model' and 'particle physics and cosmology' ... it is about as up to date as can be expected in such a rapidly advancing area ' what sets this book apart from its competitors is that the author has both a very good knowledge of theory and understands experimental techniques and limitations far better than most. His intuitive understanding of the subject matter is very evident. I would predict that another generation of teachers and students will welcome this revised text. It is without a peer at this level. I would certainly use it ...'. Stuart Tovey, The Physicist

Preface
Quarks and leptons
Interactions and fields
Invariance principles and conservation laws
Quarks in hadrons
Lepton and quark scattering
Quark interactions and QCD
Weak interactions
Electroweak interactions and the Standard Model
Physics beyond the Standard Model
Particle physics and cosmology
Experimental methods
Appendixes
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ISBN: 9780521621960
ISBN-10: 0521621968
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 13th April 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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