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Subatomic Physics (3rd Edition) - Alejandro Garcia

Subatomic Physics (3rd Edition)

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Published: 1st August 2007
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This is the third and fully updated edition of the classic textbook on physics at the subatomic level. An up-to-date and lucid introduction to both particle and nuclear physics, the book is suitable for both experimental and theoretical physics students at the senior undergraduate and beginning graduate levels.Topics are introduced with key experiments and their background, encouraging students to think and empowering them with the capability of doing back-of-the-envelope calculations in a diversity of situations. Earlier important experiments and concepts as well as topics of current interest are covered, with extensive use of photographs and figures to convey principal concepts and show experimental data.The coverage includes new material on:Detectors and acceleratorsNucleon elastic form factor dataNeutrinos, their masses and oscillationsChiral theories and effective field theories, and lattice QCDRelativistic heavy ions (RHIC)Nuclear structure far from the region of stabilityParticle astrophysics and cosmology

Background and languagep. 1
Toolsp. 11
Acceleratorsp. 13
Passage of radiation through matterp. 39
Detectorsp. 53
Particles and nucleip. 77
The subatomic zoop. 79
Structure of subatomic particlesp. 135
Symmetries and conservation lawsp. 195
Additive conservation lawsp. 197
Angular momentum and isospinp. 221
P, C, CP, and Tp. 239
Interactionsp. 279
The electromagnetic interactionp. 281
The weak interactionp. 331
Introduction to gauge theoriesp. 383
The electroweak theory of the standard modelp. 403
Strong interactionsp. 421
Modelsp. 469
Quark models of mesons and baryonsp. 471
Liquid drop model, fermi gas model, heavy ionsp. 501
The shell modelp. 521
Collective modelp. 543
Nuclear and particle astrophysicsp. 579
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ISBN: 9789812700575
ISBN-10: 9812700579
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 1st August 2007
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 16.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.14
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised