Introduction to Elementary Particles

Introduction to Elementary Particles

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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.David Griffiths. on this, the ultimate unification. But it is probably safe to say that a detailed theory is still years off-a€”after all, we hardly know how to carry out the most ... See D. T. Gillespie, A Quantum Mechanics Primer (London: International Textbook Co.), p. 78, for ... Draw all the fourth-order (four vertex) diagrams for Compton scattering. ... (Note that these answers would be impossible for real photons.)anbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Elementary Particles
Author:David Griffiths
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-09-26


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