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Electroweak theory books

  1. Jun 17, 2009 #1
    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if anyone could recommend a good book in electroweak theory, possibly covering ew phase transition, ew baryogenesis as well?

    Thank you!
    Michela
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2009 #2

    George Jones

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    Welcome to Physics Forums!

    What is your background in math and physics?
     
  4. Jun 17, 2009 #3

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  5. Jun 18, 2009 #4

    malawi_glenn

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  6. Jun 18, 2009 #5
    Thanks for the replies!

    I'm an undergraduate in theoretical physics. I was maybe looking for a book "from a to z", that could be used as a reference book as well. I've done a course in particle physics though.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2009 #6

    Landau

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    That's a big vague. Are you in your first year, last year, ...? Have you had QM, EM? What topics did you cover in the particle physics course? Which book did you use? Griffith's Intro to Elementary Particles would be a first step.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2009 #7

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  9. Jun 19, 2009 #8

    Avodyne

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    Wow! I did not know this was available online. It's a great book! (Probably too high-level for the OP, though; it assumes you already know quantum field theory.)
     
  10. Jun 19, 2009 #9
    Sorry, you're right.. I'm almost graduating, so I've done QM and EM. For particle physics we used Griffiths, but I read also parts of Halzen & Martin's book.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2009 #10

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    Then I would highly recommend the book on the weak interaction by Greiner.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2009 #11

    malawi_glenn

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    does it contain the subject "EW baryogenesis"?

    I've have been looking at his book, since it will soon come in a new edition. But I have also his QED book, and that is a relly disappointment, it is like a mixture of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory approach. It is full of insights and valuable derivations, but one always have the feeling that "this is not 100% the real deal".
     
  13. Jun 20, 2009 #12
    Thank you guys for all the good suggestions you gave me! =)
     
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