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An accessible and carefully structured introduction to Particle Physics, including important coverage of the Higgs Boson and recent progress in neutrino physics.* Fourth edition of this successful title in the Manchester Physics series* Includes information on recent key discoveries including: An account of the discovery of exotic hadrons, byond the simple quark model; Expanded treatments of neutrino physics and CP violation in B-decays; An updated account of 'physics beyond the standard model', including the interaction of particle physics with cosmology* Additional problems in all chapters,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
An accessible and carefully structured introduction to Particle Physics, including important coverage of the Higgs Boson and recent progress in neutrino physics.* Fourth edition of this successful title in the Manchester Physics series* Includes information on recent key discoveries including: An account of the discovery of exotic hadrons, byond the simple quark model; Expanded treatments of neutrino physics and CP violation in B-decays; An updated account of 'physics beyond the standard model', including the interaction of particle physics with cosmology* Additional problems in all chapters, with solutions to selected problems available on the book's website* Advanced material appears in optional starred sections
  • Produktdetails
  • The Manchester Physics Series
  • Verlag: Wiley & Sons
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 1W118912160
  • 4. Aufl.
  • Seitenzahl: 490
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. Januar 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 254mm x 203mm x 26mm
  • Gewicht: 1043g
  • ISBN-13: 9781118912164
  • ISBN-10: 1118912160
  • Artikelnr.: 47117289
Inhaltsangabe
Suggested Short Course Inside Front CoverEditors' preface to the Manchester Physics Series xiiiAuthors' preface xvNotes xvii1 Some basic concepts 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Antiparticles 31.3 Interactions and Feynman diagrams 91.4 Particle exchange 151.5 Units and dimensions 19Problems 1 222 Leptons and the weak interaction 242.1 Lepton multiplets and lepton numbers 242.2 Leptonic weak interactions 312.3 Neutrino masses and neutrino mixing 35Problems 2 503 Quarks and hadrons 523.1 Quarks 533.2 General properties of hadrons 553.3 Pions and nucleons 583.4 Strange particles, charm and bottom 613.5 Short-lived hadrons 663.6 Allowed and exotic quantum numbers 72Problems 3 754 Experimental methods 774.1 Overview 774.2 Accelerators and beams 794.3 Particle interactions with matter 864.4 Particle detectors 954.5 Detector systems and accelerator experiments 1124.6 Non-accelerator experiments 121Problems 4 1235 Space-time symmetries 1265.1 Translational invariance 1275.2 Rotational invariance 1295.3 Parity 1355.4 Charge conjugation 1425.5 Positronium 1455.6 Time reversal 149Problems 5 1536 The quark model 1556.1 Isospin symmetry 1566.2 The lightest hadrons 1626.3 The L = 0 heavy quark states 1746.4 Colour 1776.5 Charmonium and bottomonium 184Problems 6 1917 QCD, jets and gluons 1937.1 Quantum chromodynamics 1937.2 Electron-positron annihilation 210Problems 7 2158 Quarks and partons 2178.1 Elastic electron scattering: the size of the proton 2178.2 Inelastic electron and muon scattering 2228.3 Inelastic neutrino scattering 2318.4 Other processes 2368.5 Current and constituent quarks 243Problems 8 2469 Weak interactions: quarks and leptons 2489.1 Charged current reactions 2509.2 The third generation 262Problems 9 27410 Weak interactions: electroweak unification 27610.1 Neutral currents and the unified theory 27710.2 Gauge invariance and the Higgs boson 287Problems 10 30511 Discrete symmetries: C, P, CP and CPT 30811.1 P violation, C violation and CP conservation 30811.2 CP violation and particle-antiparticle mixing 31611.3 CP violation in the standard model 340Problems 11 34312 Beyond the standard model 34612.1 Grand unification 34712.2 Supersymmetry 35412.3 Strings and things 35812.4 Particle physics and cosmology 36012.5 Dirac or Majorana neutrinos? 373Problems 12 381A Relativistic kinematics 383A.1 The Lorentz transformation for energy and momentum 383A.2 The invariant mass 385A.3 Transformation of the scattering angle 388Problems A 390B Amplitudes and cross-sections 392B.1 Rates and cross-sections 392B.2 The total cross-section 394B.3 Differential cross-sections 395B.4 The scattering amplitude 397B.5 The Breit-Wigner formula 400Problems B 406C The isospin formalism 408C.1 Isospin operators 409C.2 Isospin states 411C.3 Isospin multiplets 411C.4 Branching ratios 414C.5 Spin states 416Problems C 416D Gauge theories 418D.1 Electromagnetic interactions 419D.2 Gauge transformations 420D.3 Gauge invariance and the photon mass 421D.4 The gauge principle 423D.5 The Higgs mechanism 425D.6 Quantum chromodynamics 429D.7 Electroweak interactions 434Problems D 441E Answers to selected questions 443References 448Index 451Physical Constants, Conversion Factors and Natural Units Inside Back Cover