An Introduction to Beam Physics is based on lectures given at Michigan State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, the online VUBeam program, the U.S. Particle Accelerator School, the CERN Academic Training Programme and various other venues. It is accessible to beginning graduate and upper-division undergraduate students in physics, mathematics engineering. The book begins with a historical overview of methods for generating and accelerating beams, showcasing important developments through the eyes of their developers using their original drawings. This is followed by concepts of linear beam optics, transfer matrices, the general equations of motion, as well as the main techniques used for single- and multi-pass systems. Some advanced nonlinear topics including the computation of aberrations and a study of resonances round out the presentation.
Note: The first printing of the book contained errors in the publisher-prepared text of the front matter. The book has subsequently been re-printed, and the proper version can be identified by a yellow circle with the text "0105 2015" on the lower right of the back cover. All traceable copies of the incorrect earlier version have been recalled, and any remaining incorrect copies can be exchanged free of charge by contacting the editor following these instructions.
M. Berz, K. Makino, W. Wan, Taylor & Francis, 2014, ISBN 978-0-7503-0263-0
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