Particle Physics: An Introduction

Particle Physics: An Introduction

1st Edition - March 28, 1973

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  • Author: M Leon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157940

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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 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: March 28, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157940

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