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in the 1997 Review of Particle Physics

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Cosmic Rays (2 parts)
Part 1 Primary spectra, Cosmic rays in the atmosphere, Cosmic rays at the surface
(7 pages, 308kb)
Part 2 Cosmic rays underground, Air showers, References
(9 pages, 272kb)

Cosmic Background Radiation (2 parts)
Part 1 Introduction, The CMB frequency spectrum
(5 pages, 592kb)
Part 2 Deviations from isotropy, References
(8 pages, 457kb)

Electroweak Model and Constraints on New Physics (3 parts)
Part 1 Introduction, Renormalization and radiative corrections, Cross-section and asymmetry formulas
(11 pages, 154kb)
Part 2 W and Z decays, Experimental results
(11 pages, 243kb)
Part 3 Constraints on new physics, References
(14 pages, 293kb)

Particle Detectors (3 parts)
Part 1 Organic scintillators, Inorganic scintillators, Cerenkov detectors,
Transition radiation detectors (TRD's), Silicon photodiodes and particle detectors, Proportional and drift chambers
(11 pages, 156kb)
Part 2 Time-projection chambers
(3 pages, 1031kb)
Part 3 Calorimeters, Measurement of particle momenta in a uniform magnetic field,
Superconducting solenoids for collider detectors, Other observations,
(10 pages, 216kb)

Passage of Particles through Matter (3 parts)
Part 1 Notation, Ionization energy loss by heavy particles,
Restricted energy loss rates for relativistic ionizing particles
(7 pages, 319kb)
Part 2 Energetic knock-on electrons (delta rays), Ionization yields,
Multiple scattering through small angles, Radiation length and associated quantities,
Electromagnetic cascades
(9 pages, 298kb)
Part 3 Muon energy loss at high energy, Cerenkov and transition radiation,
(8 pages, 255kb)

QCD (2 parts)  Errata
Part 1 The QCD Lagrangian, The QCD coupling and renormalization scheme,
QCD in deep-inelastic scattering, QCD in decays of the tau lepton,
QCD in high-energy hadron collisions
(12 pages, 181kb)
Part 2 QCD in heavy-quarkonium decay, Perturbative QCD in e+ e- collisions,
Scaling violations in fragmentation functions, Jet rates in ep collisions,
Lattice QCD, Conclusions, References
(13 pages, 185kb)

Statistics (3 parts)
Part 1 General, Data with a common mean, The method of maximum likelihood,
Propagation of errors, Method of least squares
(9 pages, 118kb)
Part 2 Errors and confidence intervals
(6 pages, 253kb)
Part 3 Errors and confidence intervals (continued), References
(8 pages, 278kb)

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