Invariance Principles and Elementary Particles

Invariance Principles and Elementary Particles

by Jun John Sakurai


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J. J. Sakurai's treatment of various elementary particle phenomena, is written for those not completely familiar with field theory who wish to gain insight into theoretical problems. Since the manuscript for his book was completed, a very important development has taken place in particle physics-the discovery of the p, w, and n mesons: in view of this development, the author has added a new section devoted exclusively to these new mesons and resonances.

Originally published in 1964.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691624808
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #2228
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Table of Contents, pg. ix
  • CHAPTER 1. Introduction, pg. 1
  • CHAPTER 2. Continuous Space-Time Transformations, pg. 9
  • CHAPTER 3. Parity, pg. 32
  • CHAPTER 4. Time Reversal, pg. 79
  • CHAPTER 5. Charge Conjugation, pg. 111
  • CHAPTER 6. Strong Reflection and the CPT Theorem, pg. 136
  • CHAPTER 7. γ5 Invariance and Weak Interactions, pg. 152
  • CHAPTER 8. Generalized Gauge Transformations and “Number Laws”, pg. 177
  • CHAPTER 9. Isospin and Related Topics (S = 0), pg. 195
  • CHAPTER 10. Isospin and Related Topics (S ≠ 0), pg. 254
  • CHAPTER 11. Unsolved Problems, pg. 286
  • Appendices, pg. 297
  • References, pg. 305
  • Index, pg. 323

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