- Paperback: 396 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (January 20, 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471887412
- ISBN-13: 978-0471887416
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #767,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics 1st Edition
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my background: Quantum 1 and was currently taking Quantum 2
Unlike Halzen and Martin...
-Griffiths spends more time and paper using clear English making it an enjoyable read, which is especially helpful for the beginner.
-Griffiths also has many very nice tables, figures, and explicitly written equations that are great for reference. Halzen and Martin sometimes requires having other reference materials (such as Griffiths) available to solve the problems.
-Lastly, Griffiths does not waste your time with handwaving pseudo QFT and simply states that certain things can be derived from QFT.
exercises that the student must do to gain understanding and progress to future chapers of the book. Also, the hints that are provided to help with the exercises
many times aren't helpful at all. Although it has introductory in it's title, it assumes prior knowledge of the subject being presented. For a far better, although
slightly less advanced textbook, refer to Griffith's "Introduction to Elementary Particles". What's way more disheartening than this is that there is a lack of good
Particle Physics textbooks out there. This book definitely doesn't help the cause.
looking forward when my instructor announced this book will be the textbook of my particle physics class. However, for a book for beginner of particle physics, it doesn't do the good job.
First of all, it is disorganized, to be a introductory book student expect some fundamental things to be presented and explained in the book. However it turns out just show you some result without telling how to get it. Moreover, in the excise, it ask student to do the calculation of QFT and again they don't tell you how todo it in the book, that make you need to read a lot of advanced book such like QFT textbook in order to solve the problem. So I think as a introductory book, Griffith have down way better job than this one.
Secondly, I think this book is a good reference to a person who have already down some QFT theory and this books provide a good overview of particle physics. Then again it fails to be a introductory book
In sum, if you don't have knowledge of QM and some group theory, then this book definitely not a good book for you. Instead Griffith's book will be more suitable for your need. Otherwise using this book to be your first textbook of introduction of particle physics will just destroy you confident and setback your interest of particle physics.