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Introduction to Elementary Particles

Introduction to Elementary Particles

David Griffiths

ISBN: 978-3-527-61847-7

Sep 2008

399 pages

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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.
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.