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Book cover: Lectures on the Theory of the Weak InteractionLectures on the Theory of the Weak Interaction
by - arXiv.org ,
The topics discussed: 1) the experimental basis of the V-A structure of the weak interaction; 2) precision electroweak measurements at the Z resonance; 3) the Goldstone Boson Equivalence Theorem; 4) the Standard Model theory of the Higgs boson; etc.
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Book cover: What's (the) Matter?, A Show on Elementary Particle PhysicsWhat's (the) Matter?, A Show on Elementary Particle Physics
by - arXiv ,
We present the screenplay of a physics show on particle physics, by the Physikshow of Bonn University. The show is addressed at non-physicists aged 14+ and communicates basic concepts of particle physics including the discovery of the Higgs boson.
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Book cover: Neutron ScatteringNeutron Scattering
by - InTech ,
The book covers inelastic scattering cross sections for neutron; polarized neutron reflectivity; scattering methods; neutron reflectometry tool to probe the chemical structures; neutron scattering for amino acid crystals; and more ...
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Book cover: Computer Tools in Particle PhysicsComputer Tools in Particle Physics
by - arXiv ,
In this course we will learn how to use the computer tools -- such as SARAH, MicrOmegas, MadGraph, SPheno or FlavorKit -- to explore new physics models and get robust numerical predictions to probe them in current and future experiments.
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Book cover: Anisotropic HydrodynamicsAnisotropic Hydrodynamics
by - arXiv ,
I review the material presented in three introductory lectures. I review the derivation of ideal and second-order viscous hydrodynamics from kinetic theory. I then show how to extend the methods used to a system that can be highly anisotropic...
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Book cover: AdS/CFT Duality User GuideAdS/CFT Duality User Guide
by - arXiv ,
The aim of this book is to provide background materials such as string theory, general relativity, nuclear physics, nonequilibrium physics, and condensed-matter physics as well as some key applications of the AdS/CFT duality in a single textbook.
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Book cover: Quarks: An OverviewQuarks: An Overview
- Wikipedia ,
A quark is an elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter. They combine to form hadrons, the most stable of which are protons and neutrons, the components of atomic nuclei. Quarks are never directly observed or found in isolation.
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Book cover: Particles of the Standard ModelParticles of the Standard Model
- Wikipedia ,
The Standard Model of particle physics is a theory concerning the electromagnetic, weak, and strong nuclear interactions, which mediate the dynamics of subatomic particles. It was developed as a collaborative effort of scientists around the world.
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Book cover: The Particle World of Condensed MatterThe Particle World of Condensed Matter
by - University of Technology Dresden ,
A unique conception applies with equal success to phenomena from the micro Kelvin range up to the temperatures of the 'big bang' of the universe. It is just this feature which proves the power of the physical approach to the exploration of nature.
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Book cover: Hadronic MatterHadronic Matter
- Wikipedia ,
Hadronic Matter e-book, from the table of contents: An overview; Quarks; Hadrons; Baryons; Mesons; Nuclei; Flavour; Weak interaction; Flavour tagging; Related topics; Selected biographies; Selected facilities and experiments; and more.
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Book cover: The Physics of NeutrinosThe Physics of Neutrinos
by - arXiv ,
We start by giving a panorama of neutrino experiments. We briefly discuss the history of neutrinos, their experimental discovery, the quest for neutrino flavor oscillations and the experiments that finally established them ...
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Book cover: Dark Matter and Other Elementary ParticlesDark Matter and Other Elementary Particles
by - elementaryparticlesmodel.com ,
'Dark Matter and Other Elementary Particles' develops a spatial model of the elementary particles (e.g., proton, neutron, electron, quarks, nuclides, and mesons) for particle physics much as the 'ball and stick' model provides to chemistry.
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Book cover: The angular momentum controversy: What's it all about and does it matter?The angular momentum controversy: What's it all about and does it matter?
by - arXiv ,
The general question, crucial to the internal structure of nucleon, of how to split the total angular momentum of a photon or gluon into spin and orbital contributions is one of the most important and interesting challenges faced by gauge theories.
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Book cover: The Particle Detector BriefBookThe Particle Detector BriefBook
by - CERN, Geneva ,
This is a handbook, or an extended glossary, written in encyclopedic format, covering subjects around particle detectors, the underlying physics, and the analysis of their data. It is both introduction for newcomers and reference for physicists.
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Book cover: Particle Physics 1Particle Physics 1
by - Nikhef ,
These are lecture notes to the 1-st year master course. Topics covered: Concepts and History; Electrodynamics of spinless particles; Electrodynamics of spin 1/2 particles; The Weak interaction; Electroweak scattering: The Standard Model.
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Book cover: Nuclear and Particle PhysicsNuclear and Particle Physics
by - University College London ,
These notes will provide introductory coverage of modern particle physics, complete coverage of nuclear physics principals relevant to modern day nuclear physics usage, and comprehensive coverage of principals of particle detection and measurement.
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Book cover: Elementary Particles in PhysicsElementary Particles in Physics
by - University of Pennsylvania ,
Elementary-particle physics deals with the fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions. In this comprehensive article we shall attempt to sketch the outlines of the standard model and its possible extensions.
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Book cover: Introduction to the physics of hot and dense hadronic matterIntroduction to the physics of hot and dense hadronic matter
by - GSI ,
Content: Kinematics; Scattering theory; Thermodynamics of strongly interacting matter; Transport in theory and practice; Chiral symmetry in vacuum and at finite density; The properties of hadrons in dense / hot matter and possible signatures.
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Book cover: Introduction to the Standard Model of the Electro-Weak InteractionsIntroduction to the Standard Model of the Electro-Weak Interactions
by - arXiv ,
These are lectures which I gave at the 2012 CERN Summer School. They cover the basics of gauge symmetries and the phenomenon of spontaneous symmetry breaking which are used in the construction of the Standard Model of the Electro-Weak Interactions.
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Book cover: Introduction to High Energy PhysicsIntroduction to High Energy Physics
by - Columbia University ,
Contents: The particle zoo; Flavor SU(3) and the eightfold way; Quark properties; Chiral spinors and helicity amplitudes; Spontaneous symmetry breaking; Chiral symmetry breaking; Effective field theory and renormalization; and more.
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Book cover: Collider Physics within the Standard Model: a PrimerCollider Physics within the Standard Model: a Primer
by - arXiv ,
These are graduate lecture notes on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and the theory of Electroweak (EW) Interactions, with main focus on Collider Physics. I hope that these lectures can provide an introduction to the subject for the interested reader.
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Book cover: An Introduction to Universality and Renormalization Group TechniquesAn Introduction to Universality and Renormalization Group Techniques
by - arXiv ,
These lecture notes have been written for a short introductory course on universality and renormalization group techniques given at the VIII Modave School in Mathematical Physics, intended for PhD students and researchers new to these topics.
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Book cover: Particle PhysicsParticle Physics
by - InTech ,
Interest in particle physics continues among scientists and the general public. This book includes theoretical aspects, with chapters outlining the generation model and a charged Higgs boson model as alternative scenarios to the Standard Model.
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Book cover: Nuclear and Particle PhysicsNuclear and Particle Physics
by - UMIST ,
In these lecture notes the author shall discuss nuclear and particle physics on a somewhat phenomenological level. The mathematical sophistication shall be rather limited, with an emphasis on the physics and on symmetry aspects.
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Book cover: Informal Lectures on Lattice Gauge TheoryInformal Lectures on Lattice Gauge Theory
by - McGill University ,
The object is to introduce the ideas behind lattice gauge theory, with an intended audience of quantum field theorists with no lattice experience. The author concentrates on field theory aspects which are elucidated by lattice gauge theory.
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Book cover: Structure FunctionsStructure Functions
by - arXiv ,
Structure functions are a measure of the partonic structure of hadrons. This is an overview on present structure function and related data, and on the techniques used to extract parton distribution functions to describe the structure of the proton.
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Book cover: Particle Physics and Inflationary CosmologyParticle Physics and Inflationary Cosmology
by - arXiv ,
Linde offers a thorough investigation of modern cosmology and its relation to elementary particle physics, including a large introductory section containing a complete discussion of inflationary cosmology for those not yet familiar with the theory.
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Book cover: Proceedings of the 2009 CERN-Latin-American School of High-Energy PhysicsProceedings of the 2009 CERN-Latin-American School of High-Energy Physics
by - CERN ,
These proceedings contain lectures on quantum field theory, quantum chromodynamics, physics beyond the Standard Model, neutrino physics, flavour physics and CP violation, particle cosmology, high-energy astro-particle physics, and heavy-ion physics.
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Book cover: The Standard ModelThe Standard Model
by - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ,
From the table of contents: QED as an Abelian Gauge Theory; Non-Abelian Gauge Theories; Quantum Chromodynamics; Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking; The Standard Model with one Family; Additional Generations; Neutrinos; Supersymmetry.
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Book cover: Neutrino Physics OverviewNeutrino Physics Overview
by - arXiv ,
Seesaw-type and low-scale models of neutrino masses are reviewed, along with the corresponding structure of the lepton mixing matrix. The status of neutrino oscillation parameters as of June 2006 is given, including recent fluxes.
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Book cover: Elements of Group TheoryElements of Group Theory
by - arXiv ,
The following notes are the basis for a graduate course. They are oriented towards the application of group theory to particle physics, although some of it can be used for general quantum mechanics. They have no pretense of mathematical rigor.
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Book cover: Semi-Simple Lie Algebras and Their RepresentationsSemi-Simple Lie Algebras and Their Representations
by - The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing ,
Designed to acquaint students of particle physics with techniques applicable to all simple Lie algebras, this text is especially suited to the study of grand unification theories. Subjects include simple roots and the Cartan matrix, and more.
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Book cover: An Introduction to Heavy MesonsAn Introduction to Heavy Mesons
by - arXiv ,
Introductory lectures (delivered at the VI Mexican School of Particles and Fields) on heavy quarks and heavy quark effective field theory. Applications to inclusive semileptonic decays and to interactions with light mesons are covered in detail.
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Book cover: Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Physics Beyond the Standard ModelBig Bang Nucleosynthesis and Physics Beyond the Standard Model
by - arXiv ,
We first present a pedagogical account of relativistic cosmology and primordial nucleosynthesis, discussing both theoretical and observational aspects, and then examine such constraints in detail, in particular those pertaining to new particles.
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Book cover: Particle Physics Aspects of Modern CosmologyParticle Physics Aspects of Modern Cosmology
by - arXiv ,
Modern cosmology has created a tight link between particle physics / field theory and a wealth of new observational data on the structure of the Universe. These notes focus on some aspects concerning the connection between theory and observations.
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Book cover: Neutrino PhysicsNeutrino Physics
by - arXiv ,
These lectures describe some aspects of the physics of massive neutrinos. After a brief introduction of neutrinos in the Standard Model, the author discusses possible patterns for their masses. A discussion of Dirac and Majorana masses is included.
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Book cover: Non-Abelian Discrete Symmetries in Particle PhysicsNon-Abelian Discrete Symmetries in Particle Physics
by - arXiv ,
The authors review pedagogically non-Abelian discrete groups, which play an important role in the particle physics. They show group-theoretical aspects for many concrete groups, such as representations, their tensor products.
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Book cover: Neutrino masses and mixings and...Neutrino masses and mixings and...
by - arXiv ,
The authors review experimental and theoretical results related to neutrino physics with emphasis on neutrino masses and mixings, and outline possible lines of development. The physics is presented in a simple way, avoiding unnecessary formalisms.
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Book cover: Quantum Principles and ParticlesQuantum Principles and Particles
by - Baylor University ,
This is an introductory text, it includes material which overlaps with particle physics, including a number of interesting models as well as material on identical particles. The ideas of quantum mechanics are introduced via Process Diagrams.
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Book cover: Lessons in Particle PhysicsLessons in Particle Physics
by - arXiv ,
This is a preliminary draft of lecture notes for a (500 level) course in elementary particles. From the table of contents: General Principles; Symmetries and Invariants; QED; Hard Scattering Processes; Precision Electroweak Physics.
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Book cover: Elementary Particle PhysicsElementary Particle Physics
by - University of Rome ,
The Electromagnetic Interaction; The Weak Interaction; Strangeness; Quark Mixing; Quantum Chromodynamics; Hadron Spectroscopy; High Energy Scattering; The Electro-weak Interaction; Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, the Higgs Scalar; etc.
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Book cover: A Simple Introduction to Particle PhysicsA Simple Introduction to Particle Physics
by - arXiv ,
An introduction to the relevant mathematical and physical ideas that form the foundation of Particle Physics, including Group Theory, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory and Interactions, Abelian and Non-Abelian Gauge Theory, etc.
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Book cover: Review of Particle Physics 2008Review of Particle Physics 2008
by - Elsevier ,
This Review summarizes much of particle physics. We list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons and heavy neutrinos.
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Book cover: Cosmic Rays and the Search for a Lorentz Invariance ViolationCosmic Rays and the Search for a Lorentz Invariance Violation
by - arXiv ,
This is an introductory review about the on-going search for a signal of Lorentz Invariance Violation (LIV) in cosmic rays. The author first summarizes basic aspects of cosmic rays, focusing on rays of ultra high energy (UHECRs).
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Book cover: D-Brane PrimerD-Brane Primer
by - arXiv ,
A collection of lecture notes on D-branes, which may be used as preparation for applications to modern research applications such as the AdS/CFT and other gauge theory/geometry correspondences, Matrix Theory and stringy non-commutative geometry, etc.
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Book cover: The Universe in a Helium DropletThe Universe in a Helium Droplet
by - Oxford University Press ,
There are fundamental relations between two vast areas of physics: particle physics and cosmology (micro- and macro-worlds). The main goal of this book is to establish and define the connection of these two fields with condensed matter physics.
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Book cover: Cosmology for Particle PhysicistsCosmology for Particle Physicists
by - arXiv ,
We begin with a recapitulation of General Relativity, and the Standard Model of Cosmology. This is followed by lectures on inflation, density perturbations, study of hot and cold relics decoupled from the remaining constituents, and baryon asymmetry.
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Book cover: Relativistic Quantum DynamicsRelativistic Quantum Dynamics
by ,
A non-traditional perspective on space, time, particles, fields, and action-at-a-distance. This book is an attempt to build a consistent relativistic quantum theory of interacting particles. The developed theory is applied to realistic physical objects.
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Book cover: Introduction to Groups, Invariants and ParticlesIntroduction to Groups, Invariants and Particles
by - Orange Grove Texts Plus ,
This is an introduction to group theory, with an emphasis on Lie groups and their application to the study of symmetries of the fundamental constituents of matter. The text was written for seniors and advanced juniors, majoring in the physical sciences.
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