The third edition of this well-received book is a readable introduction to the world of particle physics. It bridges the gap between traditional textbooks on the subject and popular accounts that assume little or no background knowledge. Carefully revised and updated, this edition covers all of the important concepts in our modern understanding of particle physics. The theoretical development of the subject is traced from the foundations of quantum mechanics and relativity through to particle discoveries and the formulation of modern string theory. It includes a full description of the prospects for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, which will allow many key ideas to be tested. The book is intended for anyone with a background in the physical sciences who wishes to learn more about particle physics. It is also valuable to students of physics wishing to gain an introductory overview of the subject.
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From reviews of previous editions: 'The topics covered are wide ranging and up-to-date.' New Scientist
'... an excellent place to start ... this is the book to read.' Nature
'... even the deepest concepts are explained clearly and accurately ... an ideal introduction into the arcane world of particle physics.' The Observatory
'A clear and readable introduction to the subject...' Nuclear News
'... accessible to anyone with a background in physical science. Highly recommended.' Choice
'... Concise explanations and clear diagrams ... Many ideas are discussed cogently in this book." Physics in Canada
This third edition is a readable introduction to the world of particle physics for anyone with a background in the physical sciences. It covers the important concepts from the foundations of quantum mechanics and relativity to the most recent particle discoveries and the formulation of modern string theory.
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Description du livre Cambridge University Press, 1984. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110521253381
Description du livre Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. État : New. 0521253381 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW7.1135349