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Particles and Nuclei

An Introduction to the Physical Concepts

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

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
    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, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 11-23
    3. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 25-40
    4. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 41-53
    5. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 55-74
    6. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 75-86
    7. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 87-101
    8. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 103-122
    9. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 123-138
    10. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 139-165
    11. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 167-184
    12. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 185-205
    13. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 207-211
  4. Synthesis: Composite Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 215-232
    3. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 233-251
    4. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 253-285
    5. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 287-301
    6. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 303-345
    7. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 347-372
    8. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 373-400
    9. Bogdan Povh, Klaus Rith, Christoph Scholz, Frank Zetsche, Werner Rodejohann
      Pages 401-404
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 405-458

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 "modem astrophysics and cosmology.

 

The seventh revised and extended edition includes new material, in particular the experimental verification of the Higgs particle at the LHC, recent results in neutrino physics, the violation of CP-symmetry in the decay of neutral B-mesons, the experimental investigations of the nucleon's spin structure and outstanding results of the HERA experiments in deep-inelastic electron- and positron-proton scattering. The concise text is based on lectures held at the University of Heidelberg and includes numerous exercises with worked answers. It has been translated into several languages and has become a standard reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses.

Keywords

Textbook Neutrino Physics Textbook Nuclear Physics Textbook Particle Physics Textbook Quarks Textbook Structure Matter Textbook Weak Interactions

Authors and affiliations

  • Bogdan Povh
    • 1
  • Klaus Rith
    • 2
  • Christoph Scholz
    • 3
  • Frank Zetsche
    • 4
  • Werner Rodejohann
    • 5
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department PhysikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.SAP AGWalldorfGermany
  4. 4.DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbHLangenGermany
  5. 5.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46321-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46320-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46321-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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