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By T E O Ericson; W Weise

ISBN-10: 0198520085

ISBN-13: 9780198520085

The violation of charge-conjugation and parity symmetries is a number one sector of analysis in particle and nuclear physics, with vital implications for figuring out the new release of topic within the universe. CP violation happens throughout the decay of the simple debris often called kaons and the method is still little understood. This booklet presents a self-contained advent to CP violation. It outlines the underlying concept and comparable experiments, and its systematic method is designed to carry starting researchers to the vanguard of the sector

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