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in the 1997 Review of Particle Physics

Cut-off date for this update was October 15, 1997.

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Constants, Units, Atomic and Nuclear Properties

Physical constants  (5p, 99kb)
Astrophysical constants  (6p, 111kb)
International System of units  (2p, 38kb)
Periodic table of the elements  (1p, 80kb)
Electronic structure of the elements  (2p, 71kb)
Atomic and nuclear properties of materials  (2p, 80kb)
Electromagnetic relations  (2p, 131kb)
Naming scheme for hadrons  (3p, 61kb)

Standard Model and Related Topics

Quantum chromodynamics   Errata (goes to index)
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics  (goes to index)
Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa mixing matrix  (10p, 319kb)
CP Violation  Errata (4p, 71kb)
Quark model  (10p, 274kb)

Particle Properties

Muon Decay Parameters  (7p, 84kb)
tau Branching Fractions  (7p, 64kb)
Quark Masses  (11p, 97kb)
The Top Quark  (11p, 84kb)
Pseudoscalar-Meson Decay Constants  (5p, 53kb)
The Charged Kaon Mass  (4p, 98kb)
Rare Kaon Decays  (7p, 79kb)
CP Violation in KS -> 3pi  (1p, 25kb)
CP Violation in K0L Decay  (7p, 383kb)
D Mesons  (4p, 49kb)
Production and Decay of b-flavored Hadrons  (13p, 130kb)
B0-Bbar0 Mixing  (5p, 86kb)
CP Violation in B Decay -- Standard Model Predictions  (13p, 138kb)

Neutrino Physics

Neutrinos  (15p, 115kb)
No. of Light Neutrino Types from Collider Expts.  (2p, 33kb)
Massive Neutral Leptons & Effects of Nonzero Neutrino Masses  (5p, 114kb)
Limits from Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay  (2p, 71kb)
Solar neutrinos  (8p, 136kb)

Hypothetical Particles

The Higgs Boson  (6p, 122kb)
Supersymmetry, Part I (Theory)  (25p, 164kb)
Supersymmetry, Part II (Experiment)  (28p, 1733kb)
Searches for Quark and Lepton Compositeness  (5p, 59kb)
Axions and other Very Light Bosons  (6p, 59kb)
The W' Searches  (6p, 65kb)
The Z' Searches  (8p, 95kb)
Leptoquark Quantum Numbers  (3 pages, 34kb)
Non-q qbar Mesons  (6p, 58kb)

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Experimental tests of gravitational theory  (10p, 186kb)
Big-bang cosmology  (3p, 65kb)
Big-bang nucleosynthesis  (8p, 302kb)
The Hubble Constant  (8p, 80kb)
Dark matter  (4p, 63kb)
Cosmic background radiation  (goes to index)
Cosmic rays  (goes to index)

Experimental Methods and Colliders

Accelerator physics of colliders  (8p, 89kb)
High-energy collider parameters  (3p, 73kb)
Passage of particles through matter  (goes to index)
Photon and electron attenuation plots  (2p, 341kb)
Particle detectors  (goes to index)
Radioactivity and radiation protection  (9p, 348kb)
Commonly used radioactive sources  (1p, 59kb)

Mathematical Tools

Probability  (11p, 375kb)
Statistics  (goes to index)
Monte Carlo techniques  (6p, 147kb)
Monte Carlo particle numbering scheme
Clebsch-Gordan coeff., sph. harmonics, and d functions  (2p, 211kb)
SU(3) isoscalar factors and representation matrices  (3p, 55kb)
SU(n) multiplets and Young diagrams  (3p, 90kb)

Kinematics, Cross-Section Formulae, and Plots

Kinematics  (10p, 320kb)
Cross-section formulae for specific processes  (7p, 134kb)
Cross sections and related quantities, plots of  (goes to index)

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