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Particle Astrophysics (Oxford Master Series in Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and) [Paperback]

D. H. Perkins
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August 14, 2003 0198509529 978-0198509523 1
Recent years have seen a symbiosis of the fields of elementary particle physics and the astrophysics of the early universe. This text presents the background of the subjects and the latest developments at a level suitable for a physics undergraduate. After introductory chapters on elementary particles and their interactions and role in the expanding universe, the problems and challenges of cosmological asymmetries, dark matter and dark energy are presented, followed by chapters on the growth of cosmic structure, on high energy cosmic rays and on particle processes in stars. A balance is maintained between theory and experiment and the text supplemented with over 100 problems, together with answers and model solutions.

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"It is unusual to find a volume with so many virtues. Particle Astrophysics is well written, up-to-date, well balances, and always aware of the audience for which it is intendedThe whole work makes good reading and is clear about what is known and where the next horizons lie. For all college libraries."--CHOICE, K. L. Schick


"Perkins (particle and astrophysics, Oxford University) provides background on particle physics and the astrophysics of the early universe in this text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Introductory chapters cover the interactions of elementary particles and their role in the expanding universe. Cosmological asymmetries, dark matter, and dark energy are examined, and final chapters turn to the growth of cosmic structure in high energy cosmic rays and the particle processes in stars. Worked examples, problems, and solutions are included. Some knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity is assumed."--SciTech Book News


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D.H.Perkins, Ph.D. from Imperial College in 1948, Lecturer and Reader in Physics at Bristol University 1952-66, Professor of Elementary Particle Physics at Oxford University 1966-93. Awarded the following medals: Guthrie medal (Institute of Physics), Holweck medal (Societe francaise de physique), Royal medal (Royal Society of London) and the High Energy Physics prize (European Physical Society).

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  • Series: Oxford Master Series in Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and (Book 10)
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 14, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198509529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198509523
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.2 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,808,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Partial impressions are good December 11, 2005
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Bought this book a little while ago to help me with an article I wrote in one of the local popular science magazines. I have only read parts of it (that concerned the article metioned above) and found it to be quite readable and well structured. I was not a great fan of the authors previous book - Introduction to High Energy Physics - as a postgraduate student since I felt that it lacked the depth I was looking for, so I was a bit skeptical concerning this book as well. Nevertheless, it was of great help to me and the parts that I read were well written. This is not a "heavy" book and it could prove to be of interest for readers with a background in university level Physics without needing a lot of Maths to understand the concepts.

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