Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics

ISBN-10: 981238149X
ISBN-13: 9789812381491
Edition: 2003
Authors: M. G. Veltman
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Further Reading
Thumbnail Sketches
Equations
Preliminaries
Atoms, Nuclei and Particles
Photons
Antiparticles
Mass and Energy
Events
Electron-Volts and Other Units
Particle Names and the Greek Alphabet
Scientific Notation
The Standard Model
Introduction
Conservation of Energy and Charge
Quantum Numbers
Color
The Electron-Neutrino, Electron Number and Crossing
The First Family
Families and Forces
The Spin 1/2 Particles
The Spin 1 and 2 Particles
Forces and Interactions
Classification of Interactions
Electromagnetic, Weak, Strong, Higgs and Gravitational Interactions
Representing Interactions
The Origin of Quantum Numbers
Quantum Mechanics. Mixing
Introduction
The Two-Slit Experiment
Amplitude and Probability
Cabibbo and CKM Mixing
Neutrino Mixing
Particle Mixing
Energy, Momentum and Mass-Shell
Introduction
Conservation Laws
Relativity
Relativistic Invariance
The Relation E = mc[superscript 2]
Detection
Introduction
Photoelectric Effect
Bubble Chambers
Spark Chambers
Proportional Wire Chambers
Accelerators and Storage Rings
Energy Bubbles
Accelerators
Secondary Beams
The Machine Builders
The CERN Neutrino Experiment
Introduction
Experimental Set-up
Neutrino Physics
The First Neutrino Experiments
Vector Bosons
Missed Opportunities
Epilogue
The Particle Zoo
Introduction
Bound States
The Structure of Quark Bound States
Spin of a Bound State
Mesons
Baryons
Exotics
Discovering Quarks
Triplets versus Doublets and Lepton-Quark Symmetry
Particle Theory
Introduction
Feynman Rules
Infinities
Perturbation Theory
Renormalizability
Weak Interactions
Compton Scattering
Neutral Vector Bosons
Charmed Quarks
The Higgs Particle
General Higgs Couplings
Speculations
[rho]-Parameter
Finding the Higgs
Quantum Chromodynamics
Introduction
Confinement
Asymptotic Freedom
Scaling
Epilogue
Name Index
Subject Index
Photo Credits

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