id: 05546043
dt: b
an: 2010c.00481
au: Braibant, Sylvie; Giacomelli, Giorgio; Spurio, Maurizio
ti: Particles and fundamental interactions. (Particelle e interazioni
fondamentali. Il mondo delle particelle.)
so: Unitext ‒ Collana di Fisica e Astronomia. Milano: Springer (ISBN
978-88-470-1160-1/pbk). xiv, 503~p. (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Milano: Springer
la: IT
cc: M55
ut: instructional exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.);
electromagnetic interaction, quantum electrodynamics; weak interaction;
strong interaction, including quantum chromodynamics; other fundamental
interactions; other elementary particle theory; nuclear physics
ci:
li:
ab: This book is a simple and complete introduction to Particle Physics. It
consists of 14 chapters: 1) Introduction: historical notes and
fundamental concepts; 2) Particle detectors; 3) Particle accelerators;
4) Electromagnetic interactions; 5) Other fundamental interactions: a
first look; 6) Invariance and conservation principles; 7) Hadron
interactions at low energies and the static quark model; 8) Weak
interactions and neutrinos; 9) Discoveries with electron-positron
collisions; 10) High energy interactions and the dynamical quark model;
11) The Standard Model; 12) CP violations and particle oscillations;
13) Macrocosm and Microcosm; 13) Fundamental aspects of nucleon
interactions. In addition five appendices are deserved to review some
technical aspects. The main purpose of the book is to supply a
complete overview on the modern Particle Physics, in particular, the
Standard Model, the quark model and the flavor physics. The book is
intended for graduate and post-graduate students and requires only a
basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and mathematics. Both theoretical
and experimental aspects of Particle Physics are illustrated in an easy
and exhaustive way. Although the book is an elementary introduction to
Particle Physics, some advanced concepts, such as Feynman diagrams,
gauge theories, renormalization, are sketched in a simple and easy to
understand way. The authors pursue a pedagogical pattern which not
necessarily follows the historical developments. Many modern aspects of
the Particle Physics are faced, in particular the precision
measurements performed by LEP, the research of the Higgs boson, future
physics at LHC, the results by BaBar and Belle experiments, neutrino
mass and oscillations. Also some aspects of physics beyond the Standard
Model (i.e., supersymmetry, GUT’s, with a little excursus to open
problems in astroparticle physics) are outlined. The book is
self-consistent and gives a complete panoramic to modern particle
physics and for this reason is suitable for elementary courses in
Particle Physics as well as an introduction to advanced courses.
rv: Montanino Daniele (Salento)