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by Frank Zetsche, Christopher Scholz, Klaus Rith and Bogdan Povh

Edition: 2ND 99Copyright: 1999

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York

Published: 1999

International: No

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This 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 built out of 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. In this second edition a chapter on nuclear matter at high temperatures has been added, this bridging the fields of 'nuclear and particle physics' and 'modern astrophysics and cosmology'.

Hors d'oeuvre.

**Analysis: the Building Blocks of Matter **Global Properties of Nuclei; Nuclear Stability

Scattering; Geometric Shapes of Nuclei

Elastic Scattering of Nucleons

Deep Inelastic Scattering

Quarks, Gluons, and the Strong Interaction

Particle Production in e+eCollisions

Phenomenology of the Weak Interaction

Exchange Bosons of the Weak Interaction

The Standard Model.

**Synthesis: Composite Systems **Quarkonia; Mesons Made from Light Quarks

The Baryons

The Nuclear Force

The Structure of Nuclei

Collective Nuclear Excitations

Nuclear Thermodynamics

Many-Body Systems in the Strong Interaction.

Appendix.

Solutions to Problems.

References.

Index.

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Summary

This 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 built out of 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. In this second edition a chapter on nuclear matter at high temperatures has been added, this bridging the fields of 'nuclear and particle physics' and 'modern astrophysics and cosmology'.

Table of Contents

Hors d'oeuvre.

**Analysis: the Building Blocks of Matter **Global Properties of Nuclei; Nuclear Stability

Scattering; Geometric Shapes of Nuclei

Elastic Scattering of Nucleons

Deep Inelastic Scattering

Quarks, Gluons, and the Strong Interaction

Particle Production in e+eCollisions

Phenomenology of the Weak Interaction

Exchange Bosons of the Weak Interaction

The Standard Model.

**Synthesis: Composite Systems **Quarkonia; Mesons Made from Light Quarks

The Baryons

The Nuclear Force

The Structure of Nuclei

Collective Nuclear Excitations

Nuclear Thermodynamics

Many-Body Systems in the Strong Interaction.

Appendix.

Solutions to Problems.

References.

Index.

Publisher Info

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York

Published: 1999

International: No

Published: 1999

International: No

Hors d'oeuvre.

**Analysis: the Building Blocks of Matter **Global Properties of Nuclei; Nuclear Stability

Scattering; Geometric Shapes of Nuclei

Elastic Scattering of Nucleons

Deep Inelastic Scattering

Quarks, Gluons, and the Strong Interaction

Particle Production in e+eCollisions

Phenomenology of the Weak Interaction

Exchange Bosons of the Weak Interaction

The Standard Model.

**Synthesis: Composite Systems **Quarkonia; Mesons Made from Light Quarks

The Baryons

The Nuclear Force

The Structure of Nuclei

Collective Nuclear Excitations

Nuclear Thermodynamics

Many-Body Systems in the Strong Interaction.

Appendix.

Solutions to Problems.

References.

Index.