Leptons and Quarks, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0444596216
  • ISBN-13: 9780444596215
  • DDC: 539.721
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 362 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

  • Price:  Sign in for price



This book comprises an introduction to the theory of the weak interaction of elementary particles. The author outlines the current situation in weak interaction theory and discusses the prospects for the coming decade. The reader is familiarized with simple theoretical techniques for the calculation of decay rates, interaction cross-sections and angular and spin correlations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Structure of Weak Currents.
3: Muon Decay.
4: Strangeness-Conserving Leptonic Decays of Hadrons. Properties of the UD Current.
5: Leptonic Decays of Pions and Nucleons.
6: Leptonic Decays of K-Mesons and Hyperons.
7: Strangeness-Changing Non-Leptonic Interactions.
8: Phenomenology of Non-Leptonic Decays of Hyperons.
9: Dynamics of Non-Leptonic Decays of Hyperons.
10: Non-Leptonic Decays of K-Mesons.
11: Neutral K-Mesons in Vacuum and in Matter.
12: Violation of CP Invariance.
13: Decays of the τ-Lepton.
14: Decays of Charmed Particles.
15: Weak Decays of B- and T-Quarks.
16: Neutrino–Electron Interactions.
17: Neutrino-Nucleon Interactions.
18: Renormalizability.
19: Gauge Invariance.
20: Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking.
21: Standard Model of the Electroweak Interaction.
22: Neutral Currents.
23: Properties of Intermediate Bosons.
24: Properties of Higgs Bosons.
25: Grand Unification.
26: Superunification.
27: Particles and the Universe.
28: Bibliography.
29: Appendix (Some Useful Formulas).
30: Tables of Experimental Data.
Subject Index.