Concepts of Particle Physics: Volume I by Kurt GottfriedConcepts of Particle Physics: Volume I by Kurt Gottfried

Concepts of Particle Physics: Volume I

byKurt Gottfried, Victor F. Weisskopf

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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"An authoritative presentation of the basic concepts of particle physics by two internationally recognized leaders in the field...Treats all the major areas of particle physics, including the quark model, hadronic spectroscopy, and the so-called 'standard model'....Of interest to mostphysicists ranging from upper-division undergraduates to those actually working in the field...Recommended as an essential addition to the library of any institution supporting a physics major."--Choice. "An extremely efficient discussion....It will enable one to understand much of modern particlephysics."--Science. "A splendid review of subnuclear phenomena."--Physics Today "The book may be recommended to anyone who not only wishes to learn about the most important concepts of elementary particle physics but also the intellectual atmosphere which gave rise to the exciting discoveries inthis field. It is not what appears in this book which separates it from others, but how it is written." Acta Physica Austriaca
Kurt Gottfried is at Cornell University. Victor F. Weisskopf is at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Title:Concepts of Particle Physics: Volume IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.25 × 6.06 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195043731

ISBN - 13:9780195043730

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Table of Contents

A. The Evolution of the Particle Concept before the Advent of Quantum MechanicsB. Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Atomic PhysicsC. Relativistic Quantum TheoryD. Nuclear PhenomenaE. Subnuclear Phenomena1. Introduction2. The Baryon Spectrum3. Mesons4. Conservation of Isospin, Strangeness, Charm, and Baryon Number5. Quarks6. Hadronic Spectroscopy7. The Strong Interaction Field: Quantum Chromodynamics8. The Electromagnetic Interaction of Hadrons9. Charge-changing Weak Interactions10. The Relationship between Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions11. Neutral Kaons and CP Violation12. Synopsis: The Standard Model13. Outlook

From Our Editors

The goal of this book is to elucidate basic and well-established concepts of particle physics to those who do not have the sophisticated training in mathematics and physics that is habitually expected of students of this subject. For that reason this book does not really belong to what we may call the written tradition of physics.

Editorial Reviews

"The first volume overviews the field of particle physics in a readable nonmathematical manner. It is particularly well-suited for students and professional physicists outside of the field who wish to educate themselves about fundamentals and glean some appreciation of the more recentadvances. A reader with an understanding of basic quantum mechanics and relativity should find it comprehensible and quite stimulating...The second volume would make an excellent text for an advanced undergraduate course in modern physics or elementary particle physics...Would provide a nice primerfor graduate students just starting to learn the subject...For many years, Gottfried and Weisskopf have been active contributors to elementary particle research. They have established reputations for their communication skills and intuitive approach to physics. These well-written books nicelyattest to those abilities." --The Scientist