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Weak Neutral Currents
The Discovery Of The Electro-weak Force

ISBN 9780367216139
Published March 4, 2020 by CRC Press
444 Pages

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Book Description

This book attempts to trace the key experimental developments that led to the discovery of weak neutral currents in 1973 and the W, Z bosons in 1983, all of the results of which culminated in the identification of the unified-electroweak force.

Table of Contents

1. The Weak Interaction Uncovered (H. Becquerel to W. Pauli): In the Beginning (1896 – 1933) 2. Forty Years of Weak Interactions (Charged Currents): Fermi to Fermilab (1933 – 1973) 3. The Search for Other Forms of the Weak Interaction: Changing Flavors (1963 – 1970) 4. The Electroweak Interaction Picture Emerges: Everyone Missed It (1962 – 1973) 5. The Discovery of Weak Neutral Currents: Nothing In – Nothing Out (1973 – 1974) 6. Other Weak-Neutral Current Processes, Parity Violation in Weak Neutral Currents, and sin2θw: A Force in the Mirror (1975 – 1978) 7. On to the W and Z Particles: The Electroweak Force Rises (1976 – 1983) 8. High Precision Studies of the Electroweak Force: From the Top Down (1983 – 1995) 9. Back to the Future with the Higgs Boson: The God Particle Again (1995 – 2010)

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Cline, David