Particles and Forces

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


Radiation consists, ultimately, of subatomic matter and non-matter particles (e.g. photons) and nuclei. The mechanisms by which radiation impacts the surrounding world is determined by the laws that govern subatomic particle interactions. This chapter presents the elementary and composite particles discovered so far and introduces the forces by which these particles interact. The emphasis is placed on an overview of the current knowledge in this field, rather than an historical or theoretical account of the topic.


Higgs Boson Large Hadron Collider Natural Unit Feynman Diagram Baryon Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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