U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerator Physics course

Sponsoring University:

Yale University


Accelerator Physics


Waldo MacKay, Brookhaven National Laboratory

This course will cover the fundamental physical principles of particle accelerators, with a focus on high­energy accelerators. It will include magnets, beam optical design, the single-particle dynamics of transverse motion, lattice design, single particle acceleration and longitudinal dynamics, rf systems, synchrotron radiation, nonlinear effects, linear coupling, emittance growth and beam cooling, collective effects.  Prerequisites: Electromagnetism and Classical Mechanics. Textbook to be provided: An Introduction to the Physics of Particle Accelerators, by M. Conte and W. W. MacKay (World Sci., 1991). Other suggested references: An Introduction to Particle Accelerators, by E. J. N. Wilson (Oxford, 2001); An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators, by D. A. Edwards and M. J. Syphers (J. Wiley, 1993); Accelerator Physics, by S. Y. Lee (World Sci., 1999); Particle Accelerator Physics I, by Helmut Wiedemann (Springer Verlag, 1993).