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Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of modern particle physics accessible to anyone with a true passion for wanting to know how the universe works. We are introduced to the known particles of the world we live in. An elegant explanation of quantum mechanics and relativity paves the way for an understanding of the laws that govern particle physics. These laws are pu ...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published April 25th 2003 by World Scientific Publishing Company
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This book was recommended to me by a physics professor, and I decided to read it in preparation for a particle physics class. I learned a ton reading this book. It gave an overview of the Standard Model, how we detect/discover particles, and the current theories in particle physics. Veltman gave a good explanation of why the Higgs was predicted to exist, and explained the interactions between particles well. I feel like I understand the basic components of particle physics after reading this boo ...more
Synthetic Vox
A delightful book. Veltman explains particle physics to the lay reader in an accessible way. He also manages some side commentary about how and why physicists do things they way they do, and the nature of science that truly, truly delights. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in a witty primer to particle physics. He assumes you have minimal knowledge of the topic, so as long as you remember even basic cell structure from chemistry you will be fine. He also includes a number of biograph ...more
Cody Lovorn
This is one of the best comprehensive overviews of particle physics and the Standard Model that I've read to date. The author generally steers clear of the math that tends to discourage the common lay reader and does not focus on a lot of the history and backstory. Rather he "cuts to the chase" and systematically describes the concepts and mechanics behind quantum theory.
An excellent primer by a scientific to enter inside the particles world as seen by modern scientifics. A travel thru scientific thoughts and mind for the last century.
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