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Graduate Texts in Physics

Particles and Nuclei

An Introduction to the Physical Concepts

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

  • To cope with modern developments, especially in nuclear physics research, this textbook presents nuclear and particle physics from a unifying point of view 
  • New sections on weak interaction, Baryons and neutrino physics
  • Excellent phenomenological approach to the physics of particles and nuclei
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About this Textbook

This well-known introductory textbook gives a uniform presentation of nuclear and particle physics from an experimental point of view.

The first part, Analysis, 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 constructed from a small number of elementary building blocks and a small number of fundamental interactions.

The second part, Synthesis, shows how the elementary particles may be combined to build hadrons and nuclei. The fundamental interactions, which are responsible for the forces in all systems, become less and less evident in increasingly complex systems. Such systems are in fact dominated by many-body phenomena. A section on neutrino oscillations and one on nuclear matter at high temperatures bridge the field of "nuclear and particle physics" and "modem astrophysics and cosmology.<

The seventh revised and extended edition includes new material, in particular the experimental verification of the Higgs particle at the LHC, recent results in neutrino physics, the violation of CP-symmetry in the decay of neutral B-mesons, the experimental investigations of the nucleon's spin structure and outstanding results of the HERA experiments in deep-inelastic electron- and positron-proton scattering. The concise text is based on lectures held at the University of Heidelberg and includes numerous exercises with worked answers. It has been translated into several languages and has become a standard reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses.

About the authors

Bogdan Povh, MPI Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg.

Klaus Rith, Univ Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Christoph Schulz, SAP AG.

Werner Rodejohann, MPI Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg.

Frank Zetsche, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, Langen.

Reviews

“The book ‘Particles and Nuclei’ represents a collection of fundamental topics in nuclear and particle physics and is divided in two parts. … This book presents itself as an easy going lecture for students taking a course in nuclear and particle physics but it can be … used as a handbook by specialists in the field.” (Serban Misicu, zbMATH 1331.81003, 2016)


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  • ISBN 978-3-662-49583-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Particles and Nuclei
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to the Physical Concepts
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-46321-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-46321-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-46320-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-49583-4
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
7
Number of Pages
XIII, 458
Number of Illustrations and Tables
209 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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