Introduction to Elementary Particles , 2nd, Revised EditionISBN: 9783527406012
470 pages
October 2008

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Description
In the second, revised edition of a wellestablished textbook, the author strikes a balance between quantitative rigor and intuitive understanding, using a lively, informal style. The first chapter provides a detailed historical introduction to the subject, while subsequent chapters offer a quantitative presentation of the Standard Model. A simplified introduction to the Feynman rules, based on a "toy" model, helps readers learn the calculational techniques without the complications of spin. It is followed by accessible treatments of quantum electrodynamics, the strong and weak interactions, and gauge theories. New chapters address neutrino oscillations and prospects for physics beyond the Standard Model. The book contains a number of worked examples and many endofchapter problems. A complete solution manual is available for instructors.
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Table of Contents
1 Historical Introduction to the Elementary Particles
2 Elementary Particle Dynamics
3 Relativistic Kinematics
4 Symmetries
5 Bound States
6 The Feynman Calculus
7 Quantum Electrodynamics
8 Electrodynamics and Chromodynamics of Quarks
9 Weak Interactions
10 Gauge Theories
11 Neutrino Oscillations
12 Afterword: What´s Next?
A The Dirac Delta Function
B Decay Rates and Cross Sections
C Pauli and Dirac Matrices
D Feynman Rules (Tree Level)
2 Elementary Particle Dynamics
3 Relativistic Kinematics
4 Symmetries
5 Bound States
6 The Feynman Calculus
7 Quantum Electrodynamics
8 Electrodynamics and Chromodynamics of Quarks
9 Weak Interactions
10 Gauge Theories
11 Neutrino Oscillations
12 Afterword: What´s Next?
A The Dirac Delta Function
B Decay Rates and Cross Sections
C Pauli and Dirac Matrices
D Feynman Rules (Tree Level)
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Author Information
David Griffiths is Professor of Physics at the Reed College in Portland, Oregon. After obtaining his PhD in elementary particle theory at Harvard, he taught at several colleges and universities before joining the faculty at Reed in 1978. He specializes in classical electrodynamics and quantum mechanics as well as elementary particles, and has written textbooks on all three subjects.
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New to This Edition
 Now with a new solutions manual to complement the abundance of problems style and quantitative rigor
 New chapters address neutrino oscillations and prospects for physics beyond the Standard Model.
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The Wiley Advantage

An indispensable part of physics curriculum's worldwide

Using a lively, informal style, the author strikes a balance between quantitative rigor and intuitive understanding

Covering the quark model, Feynman diagrams, quantum electrodynamics, and gauge theories

The book contains an abundance of worked examples and many endofchapter problems

Solutions manual can be registered by the professor at, http://www.wileyvch.de/templates/doz/en/lecturers_index.php
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Reviews
?I?d recommend this book to anyone in the field and anyone
lecturing in it. It?s wonderful. Reading any section will always
yield insights, and you can?t go wrong with Griffiths as a guide.?
( Times Higher Education Supplement, December 2009)
?A clearly written textbook balancing intuitive understanding and mathematical rigour, emphasizing elementary particle theory.? (Reviews, May 2009)
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