Introduction to Elementary Particles

Introduction to Elementary Particles

Author(s): David Griffiths

Published Online: 4 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780471603863

Online ISBN: 9783527618460

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618460

About this Book

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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