Particle Physics: An Introduction - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124438507, 9780323157940

Particle Physics: An Introduction

1st Edition

Authors: M Leon
eBook ISBN: 9780323157940
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 1973
Page Count: 280
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Particle Physics: An Introduction provides information pertinent to particle physics, including symmetries, quantum mechanics, particle kinematics, and wave equations. This book explains the Lorentz transformation, which relates events as seen in two inertial coordinate systems. Comprised of 12 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the general relationship between energy and momentum. This text then explains the various components of the electric and magnetic fields, which are related by Maxwell's equations. Other chapters review the abstract formalism of quantum mechanics as well as explain the functions of cross sections and decay rates in particle physics. This book discusses as well the function of quantum field theory in predicting S-matrix elements and cross sections that can be compared with experiments. The final chapter deals with strong interaction dynamics as well as introduces Regge poles and dispersion relations. Seniors and graduate students involved in the study of physics will find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Bibliography

  1. Relativity and Kinematics 1.1. Formalism of Special Relativity 1.2. Particle Kinematics Problems Bibliography
  2. Relativistic Wave Equations 2.1. Spin Zero 2.2. Spin One-Half 2.3. Electromagnetic Field Problems Bibliography
  3. Quantum Mechanics and Scattering 3.1. States and Operators in Quantum Mechanics 3.2. Equations of Motion 3.3. Scattering and Cross Sections. Method of Partial Waves 3.4. Scattering. The S-Matrix 3.5. On Finding S from H Problems Bibliography
  4. Quantum Field Theory 4.1. Second Quantization 4.2. Interaction and Scattering Problems Bibliography
  5. Quantum Electrodynamics 5.1. Lowest Order Terms 5.2. Higher Order Corrections Problems Bibliography
  6. Pions 6.1. Time Reversal. Pion Spins 6.2. Space Inversion. Pion Parities 6.3. Charge Conjugation 6.4. CPT Theorem 6.5. Isospin 6.6. Pions and the Nucleon-Nucleon Force Problems Bibliography
  7. Pion-Nucleon Scattering 7.1. Isospin Analysis 7.2. Angular Dependence 7.3. The (3,3) Resonance 7.4. Results at Higher Energies Problems Bibliography
  8. Pion Resonances 8.1. The ω Meson 8.2. The ρ Meson 8.3. The η Meson Problems Bibliography
  9. Strange Particles 9.1. Strangeness 9.2. Some Properties of the Strange Particles 9.3. Strange Particle Resonances Problems Bibliography
  10. SU(3) 10.1. SU(2) Group 10.2. SU(3) Group 10.3. The Eightfold Way 10.4. Quarks and Quark Models Problems Bibliography
  11. Weak Interactions 11.1. Universal Fermi Interaction 11.2. V-A Theory 11.3. Muon Decay. Universal Weak Current 11.4. Conserved Vector Current Hypothesis 11.5. Strange Particle Decays 11.6. Neutrino Scatterin


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