Introduction to elementary particles / David Griffiths.

  • Weinheim : Wiley-VCH [2004]
Physical description
1 online resource (vii, 392 pages) : illustrations.
  • 9783527618477
  • 3527618473
  • 128184330X
  • 9781281843302
  • Previously published: New York : Wiley, 1987.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Historical introduction to the elementary particles -- Elementary particle dynamics -- Relativistic kinematics -- Symmetries -- Bound states -- The feynman calculus -- Quantum electrodynamics -- Electrodynamics of quarks and hadrons -- Quantum chromodynamics -- Weak interactions -- Gauge theories.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English
  • 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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