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An Introduction to Gauge Theories

Nicola Cabibbo, Luciano Maiani, Omar Benhar
July 11, 2017

Written by world-leading experts in particle physics, this new book from Luciano Maiani and Omar Benhar, with contributions from the late Nicola Cabibbo, is based on Feynman’s path integrals. Key elements of gauge theories are described—Feynman diagrams, gauge-fixing, Faddeev-Popov ghosts—as well...

The Standard Model and Beyond, Second Edition

Paul Langacker
July 06, 2017

This new edition of The Standard Model and Beyond presents an advanced introduction to the physics and formalism of the standard model and other non-abelian gauge theories. It provides a solid background for understanding supersymmetry, string theory, extra dimensions, dynamical symmetry breaking,...

Advanced Particle Physics Volume I: Particles, Fields, and Quantum Electrodynamics

Oleg Boyarkin
May 24, 2017

Helping readers understand the complicated laws of nature, Advanced Particle Physics Volume I: Particles, Fields, and Quantum Electrodynamics explains the calculations, experimental procedures, and measuring methods of particle physics. It also describes modern physics devices, including...

Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals: A Practical Perspective

Robert E. Masterson
March 20, 2017

This textbook provides a thoroughly modern alternative to other introductory Nuclear Engineering textbooks that have not been updated significantly over the last 20 years. Printed in full color, this textbook combines an accessible, student-friendly overview of nuclear physics, nuclear reactor...

Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness

Mats Isaksson, Christopher L. Raaf
December 21, 2016

Radioactive sources such as nuclear power installations can pose a great threat to both humans and our environment. How do we measure, model and regulate such threats? Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness addresses these topical questions and aims to plug the gap in the lack of...

Structure of Medium Mass Nuclei: Deformed Shell Model and Spin-Isospin Interacting Boson Model

V K B Kota, R Sahu
December 13, 2016

Medium heavy nuclei with mass number A=60-90 exhibit a variety of complex collective properties, provide a laboratory for double beta decay studies, and are a region of all heavy N=Z nuclei. This book discusses these three aspects of nuclear structure using Deformed Shell Model and the...

Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Third Edition

J. Kenneth Shultis, Richard E. Faw
September 29, 2016

Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Third Edition, presents the nuclear science concepts needed to understand and quantify the whole range of nuclear phenomena. Noted for its accessible level and approach, the Third Edition of this long-time bestselling textbook provides overviews of...

Group Theory in Particle, Nuclear, and Hadron Physics

Syed Afsar Abbas
July 13, 2016

This user-friendly book on group theory introduces topics in as simple a manner as possible and then gradually develops those topics into more advanced ones, eventually building up to the current state-of-the-art. By using simple examples from physics and mathematics, the advanced topics become...

Stellar Explosions: Hydrodynamics and Nucleosynthesis

Jordi Jose
December 22, 2015

Stars are the main factories of element production in the universe through a suite of complex and intertwined physical processes. Such stellar alchemy is driven by multiple nuclear interactions that through eons have transformed the pristine, metal-poor ashes leftover by the Big Bang into a cosmos...

Electroweak Interactions

Luciano Maiani
December 18, 2015

Get First-Hand Insight from a Contributor to the Standard Model of Particle Physics Written by an award-winning former director-general of CERN and one of the world’s leading experts on particle physics, Electroweak Interactions explores the concepts that led to unification of the weak and...

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Fields

Luciano Maiani, Omar Benhar
December 03, 2015

Written by two of the most prominent leaders in particle physics, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Fields provides a classroom-tested introduction to the formal and conceptual foundations of quantum field theory. Designed for advanced undergraduate- and...

14 MeV Neutrons: Physics and Applications

Vladivoj Valkovic
August 25, 2015

Despite the often difficult and time-consuming effort of performing experiments with fast (14 MeV) neutrons, these neutrons can offer special insight into nucleus and other materials because of the absence of charge. 14 MeV Neutrons: Physics and Applications explores fast neutrons in basic science...