Particles and Nuclei

An Introduction to the Physical Concepts

Authors: Povh, B., Rith, K., Scholz, C., Zetsche, F.

  • To cope with modern developments, especially in nuclear physics research, this textbook presents nuclear and particle physics from a unifying point of view
  • The sixth edition has been extensively revised and updated
  • New sections include a discussion of the possibility of a neutrinoless decay and its implications for the standard model
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This well-established textbook gives a uniform and unique presentation of both nuclear and particle physics. Analysis, Part 1, is devoted to disentangling the substructure of matter. This part shows that experiments designed to uncover the substructures of nuclei and nucleons have a similar conceptual basis, and lead to the present picture of all matter being built out of a small number of elementary building blocks and a small number of fundamental interactions. Synthesis, Part 2, shows how the elementary particles may be combined to build hadrons and nuclei. The fundamental interactions responsible for the forces in all systems become less and less evident in increasingly complex systems. A section on neutrino oscillations and one on nuclear matter at high temperatures bridge the field of "nuclear and particle physics" and "modern astrophysics and cosmology". The new edition incorporates a large amount of new experimental results on deep inelastic scattering (obtained at the Electron-Proton Collider HERA at DESY in Hamburg) into chapters 7 and 8. Translated into many languages, Particles and Nuclei has become a standard reference for advanced and undergraduate courses.

From the reviews of an earlier edition:

"...an excellent introduction to nuclear and particle physics... A very clear presentation... I thus recommend this book as a very good phenomenological approach to the physics of particles and nuclei..." Physicalia

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From the reviews

"...an excellent introduction to nuclear and particle physics... A very clear presentation... I thus recommend this book as a very good phenomenological approach to the physics of particles and nuclei..."

PHYSICALIA (REVIEW OF FIRST EDITION)

"…An excellent introduction to nuclear and particle physics…A very clear presentation is given of the basic knowledge concerning the constituents of matter at the infra-atomic scale and the fundamental forces between them (except for gravitation)…Intended for undergraduate students, [Particles and Nuclei] also offers a pleasant and instructive lecture for more advanced scientists, in particular Ph.D. students." Physicalia

This introductory textbook - now in its third edition - gives a uniform presentation of nuclear and particle physics. The first part is devoted to disentangling the substructure of matter. The part shows that experiments designed to uncover the substructures of nuclei and nucleons have a similar conceptual basis, and lead to the present picture of all matter being built out of a small number of elementary building blocks and a small number of fundamental interactions. The second part shows how the elementary particles may be combined to build hadrons and nuclei. The fundamental interactions responsible for the forces in all systems become less and less evident in increasingly complex systems. In the third edition a new section on neutrino oscillations and one on nuclear matter at high temperatures bridges the fields of modern astrophysics and cosmology. This concise text is well suited for advanced and undergraduate courses.|| Some praise for the previous editions:||" . . . An excellent introduction to nuclear and particle physics . . . A very clear presentation . . . I thus recommend this book as a very good phenomenological approach to the physics of particles and nuclei . . . "|- Physicalia

Aus den Rezensionen zur 6. Auflage: “... Die ... sechste Auflage ... vereint auf unterhaltsame Weise die profunde Sachlichkeit deutscher Lehrbücher mit angelsächsischer Freude an der Lehre. ... Bei aller Freude an der Leichtigkeit lässt sich der Studierende der Physik mit diesem Buch aber auch auf ein anspruchsvolles Projekt ein, denn sich komplexen Themen in einer fremden Sprache zu nähern, ist und bleibt eine Herausforderung - allerdings eine, die anzunehmen sich sowohl inhaltlich als auch sprachlich lohnt.“ (http://www.buchkatalog.de/kod-bin/isuche.cgi?uid=KNO%2D29012010%2D130113353%2DE05680&aktion=htmlpage&location=&lang=deutsch&dbname=Buchkatalog&navigaktiv=&caller=&usecookie=&callerdata=&dbrestrict=&savedbanner=&ordVonWerbung=&nojs=&seteinzelpreis=&pgchoice=&naviggif=&dbchoice=KNO&context=kontext/empty.ini&page=rezensionen/061/06172278.htm&t_randomid=2010012913022549)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Particles and Nuclei
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to the Physical Concepts
Authors
Translated by
Lavelle, M.
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-79368-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-79368-7
Edition Number
6
Number of Pages
XII, 400
Number of Illustrations and Tables
187 b/w illustrations
Topics