This introductory graduate textbook provides a concise but accessible introduction to the Standard Model of particle physics. Throughout the book, theoretical concepts are developed clearly and carefully - from the electromagnetic and weak interactions of leptons and quarks to the strong interactions of quarks. Chapters developing the theory are interspersed with chapters describing some of the wealth of experimental data supporting the model. To consolidate understanding, each chapter is rounded off with a set of problems and outline solutions. The book assumes only the standard mathematics taught in an undergraduate physics course; more sophisticated mathematical ideas are developed in the text and in appendices. For graduate students in particle physics and physicists working in other fields who are interested in the current understanding of the ultimate constituents of matter, this textbook provides a lucid and up-to-date introduction.
Cambridge University Press
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'I am very impressed with this book. It is a beautifully clear and concise introductory text ... for a first course in the basic physics of the standard model this book would be an excellent choice. Both experimental and theoretical students would benefit from it.' Neil Turok, The Observatory 'It is fun to read this book!' Evelyn Weimar-Woods, Zentralblatt fur Mathematik
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