An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics for the Non-Specialist

Ebook Details


Gerald E Marsh

Year 2017
Pages 164
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Language en
ISBN 9789813232587
File Size 3.57 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

This book takes the reader from some elementary ideas about groups to the essence of the Standard Model of particle physics along a relatively straight and intuitive path. Groups alone are first used to arrive at a classical analog of the Dirac equation. Using elementary quantum mechanics, this analog can be turned into the actual Dirac equation, which governs the motion of the quarks and leptons of the Standard Model. After an introduction to the gauge principle, the groups introduced in the beginning of the book are used to give an introduction to the Standard Model. The idea is to give an Olympian view of this evolution, one that is often missing when absorbing the detailed subject matter of the Standard Model as presented in an historical approach to the subject.