?I?d recommend this book to anyone in the field and anyonelecturing in it. It?s wonderful. Reading any section will alwaysyield insights, and you can?t go wrong with Griffiths as a guide.?( Times Higher Education Supplement
, December 2009)
?A clearly written textbook balancing intuitive understandingand mathematical rigour, emphasizing elementary particle theory.?(Reviews, May 2009)
From the Back Cover
In the second, revised edition of a well-established textbook, theauthor strikes a balance between quantitative rigor and intuitiveunderstanding, using a lively, informal style. The first chapterprovides a detailed historical introduction to the subject, whilesubsequent chapters offer a quantitative presentation of theStandard Model. A simplified introduction to the Feynman rules,based on a "toy" model, helps readers learn the calculationaltechniques without the complications of spin. It is followed byaccessible treatments of quantum electrodynamics, the strong andweak interactions, and gauge theories. New chapters addressneutrino oscillations and prospects for physics beyond the StandardModel. The book contains a number of worked examples and manyend-of-chapter problems. A complete solution manual is availablefor instructors.
- Revised edition of a well-established text on elementary particlephysics
- With a number of worked examples and many end-of-chapterproblems
- Helps the student to master the Feynman rules
- Solution manual available for instructors
David Griffiths is Professor of Physics at the Reed College inPortland, Oregon. After obtaining his PhD in elementary particletheory at Harvard, he taught at several colleges and universitiesbefore joining the faculty at Reed in 1978. He specializes inclassical electrodynamics and quantum mechanics as well aselementary particles, and has written textbooks on all threesubjects.