This chapter introduces the basic idea of scattering experiments as a probe of spatial structure and forces. It explains the meaning of the term deep inelastic using elementary arguments. A broadly historical route into the content of the book starts with an outline of the early measurements at SLAC using high energy electrons and the complementary results from the first high energy neutrino beams. Feynman's partons are introduced and identified with quarks. The development of quantum chromodynamics and how it provides the theoretical basis for the parton model is discussed. A brief summary of the remainder of the book covers deep inelastic scattering at high energy colliders, particularly HERA but also the Tevatron and the LHC.
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