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The Experimental Foundations of Particle Physics, Second Edition by Gerson Goldhaber, Robert N. Cahn

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The Structure of the Nucleon

Elastic and deep inelastic scattering from nucleons, 1956–1973.

Hadronic scattering experiments produced extensive and rich data revealing resonances and regularities of cross sections. While the quark model provided a firm basis for classifying the particles and resonances, the scattering cross sections were less easily interpreted. The early studies of strong interactions indicated that the couplings of the particles were large. This precluded the straightforward use of perturbation theory. While alternative approaches have yielded some important results, it is still true that even processes as basic as elastic proton–proton scattering are beyond our ability to explain in detail. In contradistinction, scattering ...

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