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Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics

Michael E. Peskin


This is a textbook of elementary particle physics whose goal is to explain the Standard Model of particle interactions. Part I introduces the basic concepts governing high-energy particle physics: elements of relativity and quantum field theory, the quark model of hadrons, methods for detection and measurement of elementary particles, methods for calculating predictions for observable quantitites. Part II builds up our understanding of the strong interaction from the key experiments to the formulation of Quantum Chromodynamics and its application to the description of evetns at the CERN Large ... More

Keywords: Strong interaction, weak interaction, quark, lepton, W boson, Z boson, gluon, Quantum Chromodynamics, Higgs boson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812180
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Peskin, author
Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, SLAC, Stanford University