By Tristan Hübsch
Uniting the customarily specified parts of particle physics and quantum box thought, gravity and normal relativity, this expansive and finished textbook of primary and theoretical physics describes the search to consolidate the fundamental development blocks of nature, by means of traveling via modern discoveries within the box, and analysing easy debris and their interactions. Designed for complex undergraduates and graduate scholars and abounding in labored examples and distinctive derivations, in addition to together with old anecdotes and philosophical and methodological views, this textbook presents scholars with a unified realizing of all topic on the basic point. issues diversity from gauge rules, particle decay and scattering cross-sections, the Higgs mechanism and mass iteration, to spacetime geometries and supersymmetry. by means of combining traditionally separate components of research and proposing them in a logically constant demeanour, scholars will savour the underlying similarities and conceptual connections to be made in those fields.
Presents an entire and conceptually unifying evaluate of all basic physics
Contains many labored examples and derivations to assist strengthen technical skills
Includes contextual details within the type of ancient anecdotes and an in depth lexicon
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Subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge University Press. First published 2015 A catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication data Hübsch, Tristan, author. Advanced concepts in particle and field theory / Tristan Hübsch, Howard University, Washington DC. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Advanced Concepts in Particle and Field Theory by Tristan Hübsch