Chapter 1

In this course I 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.

Course text:
W.E. Burcham and M. Jobes, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Addison Wesley Longman Ltd, Harlow, 1995.

Supplementary references

  1. B.R. Martin and G. Shaw, Particle Physics, John Wiley and sons, Chicester, 1996. A solid book on particle physics, slightly more advanced than this course.
  2. G.D. Coughlan and J.E. Dodd, The ideas of particle physics, Cambridge University Press, 1991. A more hand waving but more exciting introduction to particle physics. Reasonably up to date.
  3. N.G. Cooper and G.B. West (eds.), Particle Physics: A Los Alamos Primer, Cambridge University Press, 1988. A bit less up to date, but very exciting and challenging book.
  4. R. C. Fernow, Introduction to experimental Particle Physics, Cambridge University Press. 1986. A good source for experimental techniques and technology. A bit too advanced for the course.
  5. F. Halzen and A.D. Martin, Quarks and Leptons: An introductory Course in particle physics, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1984. A graduate level text book.
  6. F.E. Close, An introduction to Quarks and Partons, Academic Press, London, 1979. Another highly recommendable graduate text.
  7. The particle adventure: . A very nice–but slightly low level–introduction to particle physics.