Muon Physics V2

Muon Physics V2

Weak Interactions

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: Vernon Hughes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151979

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Muon Physics, Volume II: Weak Interactions deals with the weak interaction of muon and covers topics ranging from the elementary particle aspects of muon decay and muon capture, as well as the conventional two- and one-neutrino-field theories. The law of lepton conservation is also considered, along with semileptonic weak interactions in nuclei. This volume is comprised of two chapters and begins with a discussion on muon decay and muon capture, offering a theoretical interpretation of the elementary-particle aspects of the decay of a muon and the capture of a muon by a proton. The law of lepton conservation is examined in both conventional two- and one-neutrino-field theories. Semileptonic weak interactions in nuclei are also examined, paying particular attention to neutrino reactions, charged-lepton capture, and β decay. The experimental results on weak interactions (low energies) are reviewed in relation to muon decay, rare and ultrarare muon decays, and muon capture. The final chapter is devoted to the interactions of muon neutrinos and limits the discussion to the high-energy type. This book is written primarily for physicists as well as students and researchers in physics.

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    Chapter V Weak Interactions

    Section 1 Elementary-Particle Aspects of Muon Decay and Muon Capture

    I. Introduction

    II. Generalities Regarding the Weak Interactions

    III. Muon Decay

    IV. Muon Capture


    Section 2 Muon Decay

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory of Muon Decay

    III. Experiments on Muon Decay

    IV. Conclusions


    Section 3 Rare and Ultrarare Muon Decays

    I. Radiative Muon Decay: µ+(µ-)→e+(e-)+ve(ve)+vµ(vµ)+ƴ

    II. Searches for Possible Rare Muon Decays, Conversions, and Nuclear Captures


    Section 4 Semileptonic Weak Interactions in Nuclei

    I. Introduction

    II. Brief Review of Weak Interactions

    III. Some General Considerations

    IV. Excitation of Discrete Nuclear Levels

    V. Some Nuclear Models of Discrete Transitions

    VI. The Quasi-Elastic Peak and N* Production

    VII. Sum Rules

    VIII. Review of Previous Calculations

    IX. Selected Recent Developments

    Appendix A. Notation

    Appendix B. Properties of Vector Spherical Harmonics

    Appendix C. Long-Wavelength Reduction of the Multipole Operators


    Section 5 Muon Capture

    I. Introduction

    II. Muon Capture in Hydrogen and Deuterium

    III. Muon Capture in Nuclei


    Chapter VI Interactions of Muon Neutrinos

    I. Introduction

    II. Theoretical Framework

    III. Experimental Techniques

    IV. Experimental Status of Neutrino Interactions



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  • No. of pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151979

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Vernon Hughes

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