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A Practical Introduction to Beam Physics and Particle Accelerators

Santiago Bernal


This book is an exposition of the principles of beam physics and particle accelerators, with emphasis on numerical examples employing readily available computer tools. Avoiding detailed derivations, readers are invited to use general high-end languages such as Mathcad and MATLAB, as well as specialized particle accelerator codes (e.g. MAD, WinAgile, Elegant, and others) to explore the principles presented. This approach allows the student to readily identify relevant design parameters and their scaling, and easily adapt computer input files to other related situations.

About Editors

Santiago Bernal taught college physics and maths in both Colombia and Puerto Rico before going on to receive his PhD, under the direction of the late Professor Martin Reiser, at the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined the UMER group in 2000 as a postdoc and he later became a research scientist at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP). Besides beam and accelerator physics, Bernal is interested in statistical mechanics and educational aspects of physics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgments / Author biography / Rays and matrices / Linear magnetic lenses and deflectors / Periodic lattices and functions / Emittance and space charge / Longitudinal beam dynamics and radiation / Applications and examples


Paperback ISBN: 9780750328203

Ebook ISBN: 9781681741406

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4076-8

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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