Register to reply

Introductory Particle Physics

by welatiger
Tags: introductory, particle, physics
Share this thread:
welatiger
#1
Mar15-12, 02:37 PM
P: 82
Hi all;
I will work master's degree in particle physics and I want an experimental textbook for particle physics, and i have two choices

is "Introduction to high energy physics" by Perkins

or "particle physics" by B.R. Martin & G. Shaw

Can you advise me
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission
Google searches hold key to future market crashes
Mineral magic? Common mineral capable of making and breaking bonds
kloptok
#2
Mar15-12, 02:55 PM
P: 188
I haven't used Perkins myself so I can't say anything about it, but Martin&Shaw I've used. It is quite nice and often comprehensive and contains most of what you need on an introductory level (basic QM is probably all you will need). It also has solutions to all problems which is nice if you use it for self study.

However, I would instead recommend Griffiths "Introduction to Elementary Particles". It is better than the other in my opinion, better explanations of the concepts in the comprehensive style of Griffiths. It is a bit more advanced than the previous two (don't know about Perkins as I said) since it also introduces a basic form of Quantum Field Theory to be able to calculate cross sections, but it covers the same concepts (at least as Martin&Shaw).
welatiger
#3
Mar16-12, 12:26 AM
P: 82
thank you so much
i think that Martin's book advantage is it is up to date

physiker_192
#4
Mar16-12, 03:28 PM
P: 246
Introductory Particle Physics

Avoid Perkins, its very annoying to learn from in my opinion.

You may want to have a look at:
http://www.amazon.com/Particles-Nucl...1929624&sr=1-1


Register to reply

Related Discussions
There is a high concentration of introductory material on wave-particle duality that Quantum Physics 0
Recommendations for Introductory and Intermediate books relating to Particle Physics Science & Math Textbooks 2
Introductory Physics Lab Academic Guidance 1
Introductory Particle Physics - Form factor, charge distribution?! Advanced Physics Homework 1
Engineering of particle accelerators, introductory texts? Advanced Physics Homework 0