Particles and Nuclei

An Introduction to the Physical Concepts

  • Bogdan Povh
  • Klaus Rith
  • Christoph Scholz
  • Frank Zetsche
  • Martin Lavelle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Hors d’œuvre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 1-7
  3. Analysis: The Building Blocks of Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 11-23
    3. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 25-40
    4. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 41-52
    5. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 53-71
    6. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 73-82
    7. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 83-96
    8. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 97-111
    9. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 113-126
    10. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 127-150
    11. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 151-163
    12. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 165-168
  4. Synthesis: Composite Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 171-187
    3. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 189-199
    4. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 201-227
    5. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Martin Lavelle
      Pages 229-243

About this book

Introduction

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

Keywords

Baryon Boson DESY Meson Neutrino Particle Physics Quark hadron

Authors and affiliations

  • Bogdan Povh
    • 1
  • Klaus Rith
    • 2
  • Christoph Scholz
    • 3
  • Frank Zetsche
    • 4
  • Martin Lavelle
    • 5
  1. 1.MPI für KernphysikGermany
  2. 2.Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg Naturwissenschaftl. Fakultät I Inst. Physik91058 ErlangenGermany
  3. 3.SAP AG69185 WalldorfGermany
  4. 4.DESY22607 HamburgGermany
  5. 5.Institut de Fìsica d’Altes Energies Facultat de CiènciesUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79368-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79367-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79368-7
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