Introduction to Elementary Particles
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Introduction to Elementary Particles

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This is the first quantitative treatment of elementary particle theory that is accessible to undergraduates. Using a lively, informal writing style, the author strikes a balance between quantitative rigor and intuitive understanding. The first chapter provides a detailed historical introduction to the subject. Subsequent chapters offer a consistent and modern presentation,...more
Hardcover, 399 pages
Published March 15th 1987 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
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Nick Black
ladies and gentlemen i give you dr. david griffiths, ProfOfPhys at ReedOfOR:


it ought be obvious just from this that this is a hoopy frood who can locate his towel to first order. i'm sometimes confused by folks' thought processes, though. like, why does anyone still listen to usher? or why did they ever do so? from whence drake? as my man BIG GHOST said a few weeks back:
Mr Velveeta hisself emerges from his lagoon of dicks witta rose in his teeth again to somersault his way thru the hook n start
Bojan Tunguz
One of the most interesting and most intellectually far-reaching areas of modern Physics is Particle Physics. No other area of Physics has as conceptually profound implications for our understanding of how the world works on the very fundamental level, and nowhere else have the experiments been as monumental and imposing. And yet, particle Physics is rarely if ever taught in undergraduate Physics curriculum. The reason often given for this is that mathematical sophistication required for fully u...more
Ahmed Qamesh
What a great professor you are Griffth!
The book is very smooth and deep, Actually the manual version is very helpful
I knew Grifth series since my first attempt for understanding Quantum mechanics, where lots of professionals Recommended me this one , and while iam reading on this one (Introduction to elementary particles), I discovered the missing part of this trilogy (Introduction to Electrodynamics), this series is very useful for people who are interested in quantum mechanics or elementary pa...more
Amazing first overview of the subject. The later chapters on electroweak unification, Feynman calculus, gauge theories, and the Higgs mechanism are particularly clearly laid-out, explained, and elucidated. A+
Pada dasarnya buku ini baik, mengingat reputasi David Griffiths yang sudah banyak mengeluarkan buku teks kuliah Fisika. Buku ini menggunakan pendekatan historik dalam menerangkan partikel-partikel elementer serta metode-metode dan alat-alat detektor dari tabung elektrode jadul sampai pemercepat partikel milik CERN (accelelator partikel, itu loh yang ada di bukunya Dan Brown Angel & Demons). Penjelasan teoritis dan persamaan matematika disajikan sesederhana mungkin, mengingat buku ini bersifa...more
Aug 12, 2008 Kevin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those with in an interest in particle physics and a pretty solid math and physics background
Recommended to Kevin by: Professor Marc Sher @ The College of William and Mary
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I would give it 4 stars if I understood it better, I think. Maybe by the time I finish it I will. As someone has already noted, it's about the only text in elementary particle physics that has the undergraduate in mind and so it wins in its class. The author is known as one of the most clear writers in the field and has written a few other standard physics texts and that clarity is by and large present here. Amazingly, he even interjects some humor. If you're wondering what parity violation or S...more
Not quite as superb as his other books, but still good. It's the only text available that attempts to teach undergraduates about elementary particles, I think, so it wins by default.

EDIT: Okay, so I've now read it cover-to-cover, and while I still maintain his other books are better, this book leaves everything else I've attempted to read about particle physics lately in the dust.
Yass Fuentes
Actualmente una introducción al modelo estándar por encima de las bases adquiridas por mí, los capítulos del 6-11 tan sólo los ojeé por quedar lejos de mi comprehensión. Los relego para el futuro. Para con el resto, una introducción a partículas muy breve, a la que deseaba aproximarme.
Awesome! The multi-pass approach is brilliant. Now I finally understand why people are into/excited by particle physics. However, I'm sure the student evaluations would plummet if I started doing Feynman diagrams during the freshman chem discussion of nuclear decays...
Omair Taibah
I'm not sure if it was Griffiths or the Professor who taught me, but I don't really like particle physics anymore..
David Griffiths is peerless. No one writes physics textbooks as well as this guy.
The great explainer does it again in this great introductory text.
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