The Physics of Particle Accelerators: An Introduction

Paperback | October 1, 2000

byKlaus WilleTranslated byJ. McFall

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The complex technology of particle accelerators is based upon a series of often rather simple physical concepts. This comprehensive introduction to the subject focuses on providing a deep physical understanding of these key ideas. The book surveys the many aspects of accelerator physics andnot only explains how accelerators work, but also why the underlying physics leads to a particular choice of design or technique, and points out the limitations of the technology. The clear and thorough mathematical treatment always emphasizes the physical principles described by the equations, andincludes a range of calculations which develop a genuine feeling for the quantities and concepts involved.

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The complex technology of particle accelerators is based upon a series of often rather simple physical concepts. This comprehensive introduction to the subject focuses on providing a deep physical understanding of these key ideas. The book surveys the many aspects of accelerator physics andnot only explains how accelerators work, but a...

K. Wille, Professor of Physics at the University of Dortmund, Germany. Translator: J. McFall, H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198505493

ISBN - 13:9780198505495

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of symbols1. Introduction2. Synchroton radiation3. Linear beam optics4. Injection and extraction5. RF systems for particle accelerators6. Radiative effects7. Luminosity8. Wigglers and undulators9. The free electron laser (FEL)10. DiagnosticsAppendix A: Maxwell's equationsAppendix B: Some important relations in special relativityAppendix C: General equation of an ellipse in phase spaceReferencesIndex

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"Starting from a historical overview of particle accelerator development and an emphasis on the importance of high energy particles in fundamental research, Wille (physics, U. of Dortmund) surveys many aspects of accelerator physics also relevant to other disciplines and develops relevant formulasstep-by-step. Suitable for a senior undergraduate text. The translator is in the physics department at the U. of Bristol."--SciTech Book News