The Standard Model is the most comprehensive physical theory ever developed. This textbook conveys the basic elements of the Standard Model using elementary concepts, without the theoretical rigor found in most other texts on this subject. It contains examples of basic experiments, allowing readers to see how measurements and theory interplay in the development of physics. The author examines leptons, hadrons and quarks, before presenting the dynamics and the surprising properties of the charges of the different forces. The textbook concludes with a brief discussion on the discoveries of physics beyond the Standard Model, and its connections with cosmology. Quantitative examples are given, and the reader is guided through the necessary calculations. Each chapter ends in the exercises, and solutions to some problems are included in the book. Complete solutions are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107406094.
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Conveying the basic elements of the Standard Model using elementary concepts, this textbook is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. It contains examples of basic experiments, quantitative problems, and exercises. Solutions to some exercises are included in the book. Complete solutions are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521880213.About the Author:
Alessandro Bettini has been Full Professor of Physics at Padua University since 1981, Vice-President of the OECD Global Science Forum since 1999, and Director of the Canfranc Underground Laboratory, Spain, since 2007. He was also Chairman of the Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics and Gravitation International Committee (PaNAGIC) from 1998 to 2005, Director of the INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) National Gran Sasso Laboratory from 1997 to 2003, and Vice-President of the OECD Mega Science Forum from 1996 to 1998. His previous publications include The Gran Sasso Laborator 1979-1999: A Vision Becomes Reality (1999), Meccanica e termodinamica (1994), Le ode e la luce (1993) and Elettromagnetismo (1991).
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1107406099