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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Description

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 Scattering

11.7. Neutral K Decay

Problems

Bibliography

12. Hadron Dynamics

12.1. Nucleon Form Factors

12.2. Dispersion Relations for Form Factors

12.3. Dispersion Relations for Scattering Amplitudes

12.4. Regge Poles

Problems

Bibliography

Appendix. Tables of Particle Properties

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1973
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323157940

About the Author

M Leon