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© 2012

Particles and Fundamental Interactions: Supplements, Problems and Solutions

A Deeper Insight into Particle Physics

  • Offers 170 exercises to test your understanding of all aspects of particle physics

  • All problems are provided with carefully explained solutions

  • Based on the lectures of Giorgio M. Giacomelli, one of the most influential experimentalists in particle physics in the last 40 years

Textbook

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 9-18
  4. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 19-35
  5. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 37-47
  6. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 49-57
  7. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 59-64
  8. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 65-80
  9. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 81-102
  10. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 103-111
  11. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 113-124
  12. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 125-128
  13. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 129-144
  14. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 145-162
  15. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 163-180
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 181-189

About this book

Introduction

This volume is an exercises and solutions manual that complements  the book "Particles and Fundamental Interactions" by Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, and Maurizio Spurio.  It aims to give additional intellectual stimulation for students in experimental particle physics. It will be a helpful companion in the preparation of a written examination, but also it provides a means to gaining a deeper understanding of high energy physics. The problems proposed are sometimes true and important research questions, which are described and solved in a step-by-step manner. In addition to the problems and solutions, this book offers fifteen Supplements that give further insight into topical subjects related to particle accelerators, signal and data acquisition systems and computational methods to treat them.

Keywords

Giorgio Giacomelli book hadrons and quarks introduction to elementary particle physics nuclear and subnuclear physics particle acceleration particle and nuclear physics textbook positron-electron collisions positron-electron collisions subatomic structure of matter subnuclear physics introduction undergraduate particle physics weak interaction

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and INFNUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Physics and INFNUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Physics and INFNUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

About the authors

Giorgio M. Giacomelli became full professor of Physics in 1971. He is (co)author of more than 650 publications in scientific journals and over 350 reports and conference proceedings. He supervised 115 Laurea Theses, 30 PhD Theses.  He received prizes from the Italian Physical Society, the University of Bologna and from the A. Della Riccia Foundation. He is “Marchigiano of the year 2006”. In 1981 the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) listed him in the “1000 Contemporary Scientists Most-Cited in 1969-78". He is presently in the Highly Cited list of ISI.
He was Director of the Institute of Physics, of the Department of Physics (1975-88) and President of the Laurea in Physics Committee of the University of Bologna. He was a member of many national and international scientific committees (SPSC, LEPC and ECFA at CERN, HEP at Fermilab, of INFN, of the ENI foundation, of CTS of ENEA, bioethics of CNR, of the Galvani Committee). Presently he is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bologna, collaborator of INFN and CERN, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Socio Benemerito of the Italian Physical Society, member of the European Physical Society, of the Accademia delle Scienze di Bologna, of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Accademia Teatina. He is one of the Editors of the Journal “Astroparticle Physics”.

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Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is intended mainly to undergraduate students in experimental and theoretical physics but is also suitable for physics teachers that can find here an extensive collection of exercises (or can be inspired by them). It can be also very useful to all the people that want to approach the subject of modern particle physics and are looking for a good training.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, September, 2013)