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Symmetry Principles Particle Physics : Cambridge Monographs on Physics - W. M. Gibson

Symmetry Principles Particle Physics

Cambridge Monographs on Physics

Paperback

Published: 12th January 1981
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An understanding of the properties and interactions of the elementary particles is an essential prerequisite of research work in high energy physics. Much progress in the subject has been achieved with the aid of symmetry principles. In this 1980 book the concept of symmetry or invariance is employed as a unifying theme. Using a careful explanation of the mathematical formalism and with many applications to particular cases, the authors introduce the reader to the symmetry schemes which dominate the world of the particle physicist. The presentation will also appeal to mathematicians and physicists in other fields who are interested in the applications of the general principles of symmetry. After a brief survey of the particles and a review of the relevant quantum mechanics, the principal symmetries are studied in turn. Some technical points are relegated to appendices and the book contains extensive references.

Preface
Introduction to elementary particles
Quantum mechanics and invariance principles
Angular momentum
Lorentz invariance
Parity
Time reversal
Charge independence, isospin and strangeness
Charge conjugation
Hadronic decays of mesons
SU(3)
The quark model
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521299640
ISBN-10: 0521299640
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 12th January 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.51