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Particle Physics

An Introduction

Paperback
January 2018
9781683921424
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    5th January 2018
  • ISBN 9781683921424
  • Language English
  • Pages 418 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$49.95
E-Book (ePub)
December 2017
9781683921431
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    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    21st December 2017
  • ISBN 9781683921431
  • Language English
  • Pages 418 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$21.95
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January 2018
9781683922988
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    5th January 2018
  • ISBN 9781683922988
  • Language English
  • Pages 418 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$124.95

This book is designed as a brief introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the matter in our universe. Numerous examples, figures, and simple explanations enable general readers and physics students to understand complex concepts related to the universe. Selected topics include atoms, quarks, accelerators, detectors, colliders, string theory, and more.

1. A History of Particle Physics.
2. Special Relativity.
3. Quantum Mechanics.
4. Symmetries and Groups.
5. Experimental Particle Physics.
6. Particle Classification.
7. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.
8. The Dirac Equation.
9. Quantum Electrodynamics.
10. Non-Abelian Gauge Theory and Color.
11. Symmetry Breaking and the Higgs Mechanism.
12. The Standard Model of Particle Physics.
13. Beyond the Standard Model.

Appendices.
Bibliography.
Index.

Robert Purdy

Robert Purdy is a professor of physics at the University of Leeds (U.K.) and a member of the Theoretical Physics Group at Leeds.