"The physics of particle accelerators is based on a course on accelerator physics for senior undergraduate students. The book surveys many aspects of accelerator physics and not only explains how accelerators work, but also why the underlying physics leads to a particular choice of design or technique, and points out the limitations of the technology. The clear and thorough mathematical treatment always emphasizes the physical principles described by the equations, and includes a range of calculations which develop a genuine feeling for the quantities and concepts involved." "The book starts from a basic knowledge of physics and develops all relevant formulae step by step. A short historical outline of particle accelerator development and the physics behind it is given. One chapter is dedicated to the physics and characteristics of sychrotron radiation. The linear optics providing the transport and focussing of the particle beam is described in detail including magnet design, matching procedures, and the influence of element tolerances. Detailed descriptions are also presented of rf-systems for particle acceleration, radiation damping, luminosity, monitor systems, and radiation sources such as wigglers, undulators, and free electron lasers. This is a textbook for beginners as well as a resource for experts."--BOOK JACKET.
Starting from a historical overview of particle accelerator development and an emphasis on the importance of high energy particles in fundamental research, Wille (physics, U. of Dortmund) surveys many aspects of accelerator physics also relevant to other disciplines and develops relevant formulas step-by-step. Suitable for a senior undergraduate text. The translator is in the physics department at the U. of Bristol. First published in Germany in 1996. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)