Particles and Nuclei: An Introduction to the Physical Concepts

3.39 avg rating
( 18 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9783540201687: Particles and Nuclei: An Introduction to the Physical Concepts
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This introductory textbook gives a uniform presentation of nuclear and particle physics. 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 built out of 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 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 "modern astrophysics and cosmology".
The fourth edition includes new developments, in particular a new section on the double beta decay including a discussion of the possibility of a neutrinoless decay and its implications for the standard model. This concise text, translated into many languages, has become a standard reference for advanced and undergraduate courses.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

From the reviews

"...an excellent introduction to nuclear and particle physics... A very clear presentation... I thus recommend this book as a very good phenomenological approach to the physics of particles and nuclei..."

PHYSICALIA (REVIEW OF FIRST EDITION)

"...An excellent introduction to nuclear and particle physics...A very clear presentation is given of the basic knowledge concerning the constituents of matter at the infra-atomic scale and the fundamental forces between them (except for gravitation)...Intended for undergraduate students, [Particles and Nuclei] also offers a pleasant and instructive lecture for more advanced scientists, in particular Ph.D. students." Physicalia

This introductory textbook - now in its third edition - gives a uniform presentation of nuclear and particle physics. The first part is devoted to disentangling the substructure of matter. The 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 built out of a small number of elementary building blocks and a small number of fundamental interactions. The second part shows how the elementary particles may be combined to build hadrons and nuclei. The fundamental interactions responsible for the forces in all systems become less and less evident in increasingly complex systems. In the third edition a new section on neutrino oscillations and one on nuclear matter at high temperatures bridges the fields of modern astrophysics and cosmology. This concise text is well suited for advanced and undergraduate courses.|| Some praise for the previous editions:||" . . . An excellent introduction to nuclear and particle physics . . . A very clear presentation . . . I thus recommend this book as a very good phenomenological approach to the physics of particles and nuclei . . . "|- Physicalia

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 59.95
US$ 96.20

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Povh, Bogdan; Rith, Klaus; Scholz, Christoph; Zetsche, Frank
Published by Springer
ISBN 10: 3540201688 ISBN 13: 9783540201687
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Springer. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 3540201688 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.3140930

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds