Introduction to Elementary Particles

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 26, 2008 - Science - 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.
 

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This edition is an update of Griffith's original particle physics text, published in 1987, updating the physics with all the recent changes to the Standard Model. The main feature of IEP is that it is ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Historical Introduction to the Elementary Particles
11
2 Elementary Particle Dynamics
55
3 Relativistic Kinematics
81
4 Symmetries
103
5 Bound States
143
6 The Feynman Calculus
189
7 Quantum Electrodynamics
213
9 Quantum Chromodynamics
279
10 Weak Interactions
301
11 Gauge Theories
343
APPENDIX A The Dirac Delta Function
372
APPENDIX B Decay Rates and Cross Sections
376
APPENDIX C Pauli and Dirac Matrices
378
APPENDIX D Feynman Rules
380
Index
384

8 Electrodynamics of Quarks and Hadrons
257

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