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Supersymmetry DeMYSTiFied 1st Edition
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By the time you've digested the book's material on abelian and non-abelian gauge theories, you should be convinced that supersymmetry is a truly beautiful theory. However, like string theory there's no experimental data to support supersymmetry, so the question of whether it's all just empty, non-physical mathematical formalism has yet to be answered.
I was a physics major in college, and left the field to raise a family as a computer programmer. These books fill a void I've had ever since, and I recommend them to anyone with reasonable math background interested in deepening their knowledge.
(Actually, if you are obsessed enough on the topic of modern physics, you can gain the math background as well starting at earlier points in the DeMYSTiFieD series. Earnest readers can enter the series just about anywhere from high school math to grad math.)
In addition to fine authors, the editors and publisher deserve praise for supporting this series. All books I've seen are affordable, well-constructed, filled with good material without fluff, and have well-chosen authors.
This book is the book I had been waiting for and I want to congratulate the Demystified series for publishing it. It is suitable for genuine academic use and it does something remarkable: it sheds extra light on Quantum Field Theory along the way. I am still a bit shocked that the best intro text in the field was bought at Borders! Hahahahaa. I have restarted the more classic and impenatrable text by Wess and Bagger now that I have this book under my belt. It feels like I am learning and reviewing the material.
Not only do I reccomend this book for students, but also for physics professors teaching SUSY as a blueprint for the first few weeks of instruction
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book introduces SUSY step by step, and provides detailed calculations for each expression. It's very friendly for beginners.Published 12 months ago by diliu
This was a gift for my son. He said it was more advanced than what he thought, but was going to have fun with it.Published on April 14, 2014 by Sharon T. Bryan
This book is really easy to understand. I started to read this book after reading the first chapter of "Introduction to Supersymmetry" by Harald J. W. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Vahid Nikoofard
This book is written for physicists, not lay people. If you are not a formally trained physicist, or at the very least a currently being formally trained undergrad seeking to... Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by R. Wood