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Particle Physics : A Los Alamos Primer - Necia Grant Cooper

Particle Physics

A Los Alamos Primer

By: Necia Grant Cooper (Editor), Geoffrey B. West (Editor)

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Published: 8th August 1988
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This lively well-illustrated collection of articles written by a group of particle physicists at Los Alamos National Laboratory presents to the expert and non-expert alike a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical and experimental advances of the past twenty years. It explains the emergence of a profoundly new understanding of the fundamental forces of Nature. With the unification of the weak and electromagnetic interaction, physicists now stand at the brink of a complete unification of all the forces, including gravity. This achievement brought with it a rich vocabulary of names and concepts: quarks, gluons and nonabelian gauge theories. The exposition of these ideas, done on a variety of technical levels is designed to interest a broad audience ranging from the professional theorist and experimentalist to the inquisitive student. Anyone with an interest in particle physics can enjoy this book.

Preface
Introduction
Theoretical Framework
Scale and dimension - From animals to quarks
Particle physics and the standard model
QCD on a Cray: the masses of elementary particles Gerald Guralnik
Lecture Notes - From simple field theories to the standard model
Toward a unified theory: an essay on the role of supergravity in the search for unification
Supersymmetry at 100 GeV
The family problem
Experimental Developments
Experiments to test unification schemes
The march toward higher energies
LAMPF II and the High-Intensity
The SSC - An engineering challenge
Science underground - the search for rare events
Personal Perspectives
Quarks and quirks among friends
Index
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ISBN: 9780521347808
ISBN-10: 0521347807
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 8th August 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.49