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Author Grupen, Claus.

Title Astroparticle physics / Claus Grupen ; with contributions from Glen Cowan, Simon Eidelman, and Tilo Stroh
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 441 pages) : illustrations
Contents Historical introduction -- The standard model of elementary particles -- Kinematics and cross sections -- Physics of particle and radiation detection -- Acceleration mechanisms -- Primary cosmic rays -- Secondary cosmic rays -- Cosmology -- The early universe -- Big Bang nucleosynthesis -- The cosmic microwave background -- Inflation -- Dark matter -- Astrobiology -- Outlook
Summary "The book describes the branch of astrophysics in which processes in the universe are investigated with experimental methods known from particle physics experiments. After a historical introduction, the basics of elementary particles, their interactions and the relevant detection techniques are described. The main body of the book concerns cosmic rays. The modern aspects of astroparticle physics are described in a chapter on cosmology. The book provides an orientation in the field of astroparticle physics that many beginners might look for. The physics issues are presented with little mathematics, and the results are illustrated by many diagrams. The reader has a chance to enter this field of astrophysics with a book that closes the gap between expert and popular level."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-414) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Nuclear astrophysics.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Elementary Particles
particle physics.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Astrophysique nucléaire.
Particules (Physique nucléaire)
Nuclear astrophysics.
Nuclear astrophysics.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Genre/Form Observations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783540276708
Other Titles Astroteilchenphysik. English