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Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics

Martinus J.G. Veltman
Format
Book
Published
River Edge, NJ : World Scientific Pub., c2003.
Language
English
ISBN
9812381481, 981238149X (pbk.)
Contents
  • Preliminaries. Atoms, nuclei and particles
  • Photons
  • Antiparticles
  • Mass and energy
  • Events
  • Electron-volts and other units
  • Particle names and the Greek alphabet
  • Scientific notation
  • Standard model. Conservation of energy and charge
  • Quantum numbers
  • Color
  • Electron-neutrino, electron number and crossing
  • First family
  • Families and forces
  • Spin 1/2 particles
  • Spin 1 and 2 particles
  • Forces and interactions
  • Classification of interactions
  • Electromagnetic, weak, strong, Higgs and gravitational interactions
  • Representing interactions
  • Origin of quantum numbers
  • Quantum mechanics. Mixing. Two-slit experiment
  • Amplitude and probability
  • Cabibbo and CKM mixing
  • Neutrino mixing
  • Particle mixing
  • Energy, momentum and mass-shell. Conservation laws
  • Relativity
  • Relativistic invariance
  • Relation E [equals] mc [squared]
  • Detection. Photoelectric effect
  • Bubble chambers
  • Spark chambers
  • Proportional wire chambers
  • Accelerators and storage rings. Energy bubbles
  • Accelerators
  • Secondary beams
  • Machine builders
  • CERN neutrino experiment. Experimental set-up
  • Neutrino physics
  • First neutrino experiments
  • Vector bosons
  • Missed opportunities --Particle zoo. Bound states
  • Structure of quark bound states
  • Spin of a bound state
  • Mesons
  • Baryons
  • Exotics
  • Discovering quarks
  • Triplets versus doublets and lepton-quark symmetry
  • Particle theory. Feynman rules - Infinites
  • Perturbation theory
  • Renormalizability
  • Weak interactions
  • Compton scattering
  • Neutral vector bosons
  • Charmed quarks
  • Higgs particle
  • General Higgs couplings
  • Speculations
  • [Rho]-parameter
  • Finding the Higgs. Quantum chromodynamics. Confinement
  • Asymptotic freedom
  • Scaling.
Description
viii, 340 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes indexes.
Technical Details
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