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Particles and Nuclei

An Introduction to the Physical Concepts

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

Table of contents

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

    1. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      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
      Pages 11-23
    3. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 25-40
    4. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 41-52
    5. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 53-71
    6. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 73-82
    7. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 83-95
    8. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 97-111
    9. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 113-126
    10. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 127-148
    11. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 149-161
    12. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 163-166
  4. Synthesis: Composite Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 169-185
    3. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 187-197
    4. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 199-225
    5. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 227-241
    6. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 243-282
    7. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 283-307
    8. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 309-333
    9. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche
      Pages 335-338
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 339-396

About this book

Introduction

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 "modern astrophysics and cosmology".
The fourth edition includes new developments, in particular a new section on the double beta decay including a discussion of the possibility for a neutrinoless decay and its implications for the standard model. The concise text is based on lectures held at the University of Heidelberg. It has been translated into many languages and has become a standard reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and includes numerous exercises with worked answers.

Keywords

Baryon Beta decay Boson Double Beta Decay Hadron Hadrons Many-Body Pheomena Meson Neutrino Neutrino Oscillations Nuclear Physics Particle Physics Quark Scattering Strong Interaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Bogdan Povh
    • 1
  • Klaus Rith
    • 2
  • Christoph Scholz
    • 3
  • Frank Zetsche
    • 4
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.SAP AGWalldorfGermany
  4. 4.Universität Hamburg und Deutsches Elektronen-SynchrotonHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05432-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20168-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05432-1
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