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Introduction to Elementary Particles

ISBN: 978-3-527-61847-7
399 pages
September 2008
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This is the first quantitative treatment of elementary particle theory that is accessible to undergraduates. Using a lively, informal writing style, the author strikes a balance between quantitative rigor and intuitive understanding. The first chapter provides a detailed historical introduction to the subject. Subsequent chapters offer a consistent and modern presentation, covering the quark model, Feynman diagrams, quantum electrodynamics, and gauge theories. A clear introduction to the Feynman rules, using a simple model, helps readers learn the calculational techniques without the complications of spin. And an accessible treatment of QED shows how to evaluate tree-level diagrams. Contains an abundance of worked examples and many end-of-chapter problems.
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Table of Contents

Historical Introduction to Elementary Particles.

Elementary Particle Dynamics.

Relativistic Kinematics.


Bound States.

The Feynman Calculus.

Quantum Electrodynamics.

Electrodynamics of Quarks and Hadrons.

Quantum Chromodynamics.

Weak Interactions.

Gauge Theories.


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