- Series: Beginner's Guides
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications; Beginner's Guides edition (April 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1851687866
- ISBN-13: 978-1851687862
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 7.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
UK Brian R. Martin is emeritus professor of physics at University College London, where he was Head of the Physics Department until 2004. His book on Nuclear and Particle Physics, now in its second edition, has become an established undergraduate textbook. US Brian R. Martin is emeritus professor of physics at University College London, where he chaired the physics department until 2004. His book Nuclear and Particle Physics (Wiley) is an established college textbook, now in its second edition.
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For beginners, I would recommend going to the Wikipedia article about particle physics, and saving and printing the purple, green, red and yellow chart with all the particles; and cutting, saving and printing the chart with the 61 particles. The Particle Adventure is also a great free beginner website.
This is one of those books you really need to read in small doses and make your own notes as you go if you want to actually glean the knowledge it seeks to transfer. The details...new terminology, strange concepts, key relationships and interactions...come at you rapid fire. The book has a good glossary that helps to reduce frustration. It is more of a text book in basic particle physics than I had hoped, but my expectations were probably unrealistic. After all, we're talking about particle physics. It makes for good bedtime reading if you're interested in particle physics and don't have much exposure to it, because it will put you to sleep on a chapter by chapter basis.