In the second, revised edition of a well-established textbook, the author strikes a balance between quantitative rigor and intuitive understanding, using a lively, informal style. The first chapter provides a detailed historical introduction to the subject, while subsequent chapters offer a quantitative presentation of the Standard Model. A simplified introduction to the Feynman rules, based on a "toy" model, helps readers learn the calculational techniques without the complications of spin. It is followed by accessible treatments of quantum electrodynamics, the strong and weak interactions, and gauge theories. New chapters address neutrino oscillations and prospects for physics beyond the Standard Model. The book contains a number of worked examples and many end-of-chapter problems. A complete solution manual is available for instructors.
- Revised edition of a well-established text on elementary particle physics
- With a number of worked examples and many end-of-chapter problems
- Helps the student to master the Feynman rules
- Solution manual available for instructors
David Griffiths is Professor of Physics at the Reed College in Portland, Oregon. After obtaining his PhD in elementary particle theory at Harvard, he taught at several colleges and universities before joining the faculty at Reed in 1978. He specializes in classical electrodynamics and quantum mechanics as well as elementary particles, and has written textbooks on all three subjects.
David J Griffiths
David J. Griffiths is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Reed College. He is the author of three highly-regarded physics textbooks: Introduction to Electrodynamics (third edition, Pearson, 1999), Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (second edition, Pearson, 2004) and Introduction to Elementary Particles (second edition, Wiley-VCH, 2008).
David J. Griffiths is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Reed College. He is the author of three highly-regarded physics textbooks: Introduction to Electrodynamics (third edition, Pearson, 1999), Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (second edition, Pearson, 2004) and Introduction to Elementary Particles (second edition, Wiley-VCH, 2008). See less
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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
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Introduction to Electrodynamics
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The Great Cities/Peking
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