The field of beam physics touches many areas of physics, engineering, and the sciences. In general terms, beams describe ensembles of particles with initial conditions similar enough to be treated together as a group so that the motion is a weakly nonlinear perturbation of a chosen reference particle. Particle beams are used in a variety of areas,
Beams and Beam Physics. Linear Beam Optics. Fields, Potentials, and Equations of Motion. The Linearization of the Equations of Motion. Computation and Properties of Maps. Linear Phase Space Motion. Imaging Devices. The Periodic Transport. Lattice Modules. Synchrotron Motion. Resonances in Repetitive Systems. References. Index.