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By Leader E., Predazzi E.

Quantity 2 bargains at a few size with CP-violation, yet is principally dedicated to QCD and its software to "hard" strategies. The authors in short conceal "soft" hadronic physics, additionally. This paintings will supply a entire reference and textbook for all postgraduate scholars and researchers attracted to smooth particle physics.

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