Elementary Particle Physics by Ian KenyonElementary Particle Physics by Ian Kenyon

Elementary Particle Physics

byIan Kenyon

Paperback | April 22, 2012

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This book is intended for the use of final-year undergraduates and first-year postgraduates. The aim has been to concentrate on the 'Standard Model' and the gauge symmetries because these form the core of the subject. Leptons, quarks and forces are introduced at the beginning of the book, with a minimum of detail; then follow the experimental techniques. After this introduction the gauge theories are dealt with in order of increasing complexity. Attention is then focused on the hadrons. Deep inelastic scattering ofhadrons is dealt with first, then hadron spectroscopy and finally hadron interactions. Current developments beyond the standard model appear in a last chapter. The appendices contain mathematical detail and other material not included in the main text. These appendices cover kinematic, cross-section and decay-rate formulae; Breit-Wigner resonances; some Clebsch-Gordan coefficient tables; a table of particle properties; a set of exercises and detailed answers; and the Dirac equation. One appendix is devoted to calculating the scattering amplitudes for fermion + fermion going to fermion + fermion, which is, if anything, the 'basic' process. The appendices, apart from tabulations, are mainly intended for the postgraduate, though the interested undergraduate may also find them valuable. Up-to-date references are given at the end of the book.
Title:Elementary Particle PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 20.3 × 12.7 × 0.17 inPublished:April 22, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401092915

ISBN - 13:9789401092913

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 1.1 Units and notation.- 2 Leptons, quarks and forces.- 2.1 The electron and its neutrino.- 2.2 The heavy leptons.- 2.3 The quark model.- 2.4 Forces.- 3 Experimental techniques.- 3.1 Accelerators and beams.- 3.2 Particle interactions with matter.- 3.3 Bubble chambers.- 3.4 Wire chambers.- 3.5 Scintillation counters.- 3.6 Calorimeters.- 3.7 The UA1 detector.- 3.8 Particle identification.- 3.9 Detectors for neutrino interactions.- 4 QED and the gauge principle.- 4.1 Dirac's theory of the electron.- 4.2 Feynman diagrams.- 4.3 Electron-positron annihilation.- 4.4 Local gauge invariance.- 5 Symmetries and conservation laws.- 5.1 Quantum requirements.- 5.2 Groups of transformations.- 5.3 Lie groups.- 5.4 Rotation group.- 5.5 Lorentz and Poincaré groups.- 5.6 Internal symmetries.- 5.7 Discrete symmetries.- 5.8 Summary on conservation laws.- 6 Colour and QCD.- 6.1 SU(3) The colour symmetry.- 6.2 The group properties of SU(3).- 6.3 The colour force.- 6.4 Quantum chromodynamics.- 7 The V-A theory of weak interactions.- 7.1 Fermi's model.- 7.2 The V-A theory.- 7.3 Neutral K-mesons.- 7.4 The Cabibbo hypothesis and its extension.- 8 Electroweak unification.- 8.1 Weak isospin and hypercharge.- 8.2 Electroweak unification based on SU(2)L(?)U(l).- 8.3 The discovery of the weak neutral current.- 8.4 The discovery of the W± and Z0 bosons.- 8.5 Strangeness-changing neutral currents (SCNC).- 8.6 Particle number conservation laws.- 9 Electroweak probes of hadron structure.- 9.1 Deep inelastic electron scattering.- 9.2 Deep inelastic neutrino scattering.- 9.3 The nucleon structure functions.- 9.4 The Drell-Yan process.- 10 Hadronic flavour.- 10.1 Electron-positron annihilation to vector mesons.- 10.2 Flavour symmetries.- 10.3 The determination of meson quantum numbers.- 10.4 The determination of baryon quantum numbers.- 11 Hadron-hadron interactions.- 11.1 Geometric effects.- 11.2 Jet production.- 11.3 Peripheralism and Reggeized exchange.- 12 Ways forward.- 12.1 Grand unification.- 12.2 Supersymmetry.- 12.3 Cosmology.- 12.4 Gravitation.- Appendix A.- Appendix B.- Appendix C.- Appendix D.- Appendix E.- Appendix F.- Appendix G.