An introduction to gauge theories and modern particle physics. [E-Book] / Elliot Leader, Enrico Predazzi. Volume 2, CP-violation, QCD and hard processes
Leader, Elliot, (author)
Predazzi, Enrico, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996
1 online resource (xxxi, 431 pages)
Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 4
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This work presents, in two volumes, a comprehensive and unified treatment of modern theoretical and experimental particle physics at a level accessible to beginning research students. The emphasis throughout is on presenting underlying physical principles in a simple and intuitive way, and the more sophisticated methods demanded by present day research interests are introduced in a very gradual and gentle fashion. Volume 1 covers electroweak interactions, the discovery and properties of the 'new' particles, the discovery of partons and the construction and predictions of the simple parton model. Volume 2 deals at some length with CP-violation, but is mainly devoted to QCD and its application to 'hard' processes. A brief coverage of 'soft' hadronic physics is included. This work will provide a comprehensive reference and textbook for all graduate students and researchers interested in modern particle physics.