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Particle Accelerator Physics

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  • Presents a new edition of the most comprehensive textbook in the field

  • Suitable for an intensive two-semester course starting at the advanced undergraduate level

  • Provides solutions to the many end-of-chapter problems

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Graduate Texts in Physics (GTP)

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction to Accelerator Physics

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 3-41Open Access
    3. Linear Accelerators

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 43-57Open Access
    4. Circular Accelerators

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 59-80Open Access
  3. Tools We Need

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81
    2. Elements of Classical Mechanics*

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 83-98Open Access
    3. Particle Dynamics in Electro-Magnetic Fields

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 99-124Open Access
    4. Electromagnetic Fields

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 125-174Open Access
  4. Beam Dynamics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 175-175
    2. Single Particle Dynamics

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 177-211Open Access
    3. Particle Beams and Phase Space

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 213-251Open Access
    4. Longitudinal Beam Dynamics

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 253-302Open Access
    5. Periodic Focusing Systems

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 303-350Open Access
  5. Beam Parameters

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 351-351
    2. Particle Beam Parameters

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 353-399Open Access
    3. Vlasov and Fokker–Planck Equations*

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 401-435Open Access
    4. Equilibrium Particle Distribution*

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 437-457Open Access
    5. Beam Emittance and Lattice Design

      • Helmut Wiedemann
      Pages 459-473Open Access
  6. Perturbations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 475-475

About this book

This book by Helmut Wiedemann is a well-established, classic text, providing an in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the field of high-energy particle acceleration and beam dynamics.

The present 4th edition has been significantly revised, updated and expanded. The newly conceived Part I is an elementary introduction to the subject matter for undergraduate students. Part II gathers the basic tools in preparation of a more advanced treatment, summarizing the essentials of electrostatics and electrodynamics as well as of particle dynamics in electromagnetic fields. Part III is an extensive primer in beam dynamics, followed, in Part IV, by an introduction and description of the main beam parameters and including a new chapter on beam emittance and lattice design. Part V is devoted to the treatment of perturbations in beam dynamics. Part VI then discusses the details of charged particle acceleration. Parts VII and VIII introduce the more advanced topics of coupled beam dynamics and describe very intense beams – a number of additional beam instabilities are introduced and reviewed in this new edition. Part IX is an exhaustive treatment of radiation from accelerated charges and introduces important sources of coherent radiation such as synchrotrons and free-electron lasers. The appendices at the end of the book gather useful mathematical and physical formulae, parameters and units. Solutions to many end-of-chapter problems are given.

This textbook is suitable for an intensive two-semester course starting at the senior undergraduate level.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emeritus Professor of Applied Physics and of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lab., Stanford University, Stanford, USA

    Helmut Wiedemann

About the author

Helmut Wiedemann is Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics and of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. He obtained his PhD from the University of Hamburg in 1971 and worked at DESY before becoming the assistant director of the 18 GeV PEP Storage Ring at SLAC in 1975. In 1980 he became adjunct professor and a full professor of applied physics (photon science) in 1983.

His research interests include developments in theoretical and experimental accelerator physics, particle sources, linear accelerators, storage rings and synchrotron radiation sources, with special interests in developing high brightness light sources at short pulse duration.

Professor Wiedemann is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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