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Author Thomson, Mark, 1966-
Title Modern particle physics / Mark Thomson.
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  QC793.2 .T46 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 554 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Underlying concepts -- Decay rates and cross sections -- The Dirac equation -- Interaction by particle exchange -- . Electron-positron annihilation -- Electron-proton elastic scattering -- Deep inelastic scattering -- Symmetries and the quark model -- Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) -- The weak interaction -- The weak interactions of leptons -- Neutrinos and neutrino oscillations -- CP violation and weak hadronic interactions -- Electroweak unification -- Tests of the Standard Model -- The Higgs boson -- The Standard model and beyond.
Summary "Unique in its coverage of all aspects of modern particle physics, this textbook provides a clear connection between the theory and recent experimental results, including the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN. It provides a comprehensive and self-contained description of the Standard Model of particle physics suitable for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students studying experimental particle physics. Physical theory is introduced in a straightforward manner with full mathematical derivations throughout. Fully-worked examples enable students to link the mathematical theory to results from modern particle physics experiments. End-of-chapter exercises, graded by difficulty, provide students with a deeper understanding of the subject. Online resources available at feature password-protected fully-worked solutions to problems for instructors, numerical solutions and hints to the problems for students and PowerPoint slides and JPEGs of figures from the book"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Particles (Nuclear physics) -- Textbooks.
ISBN 9781107034266 hardback
1107034264 hardback
Standard # 40022954385
OCLC number 840462909