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Quantum Gauge Theories on Particle Physics

  1. May 6, 2016 #1
    Well, i'm planning to learn from this book when i finish Shankar's Principles of Quantum Mechanics, if it fulfills the requiriments in this part, but from where i can learn the Special Relativity necessary to tackle this book?
     
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  3. May 7, 2016 #2

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    Which book are you taking about? There are tons of books on gauge theories and the standard model. My favorite is

    Schwartz, M. D.: Quantum field theory and the Standard Model, Cambridge University Press, 2014

    Concerning special relativity, I recommend to read Landau/Lifshitz vol. II on classical electromagnetism (it also contains a very good introduction to general relativity, but this you won't need to start with QFT). It is the only book I know which really takes the modern (and in my opinion most satisfactory) approach to introduce E&M as a classical relativistic field theory. Another good introduction can be found in the Feynman Lectures vol. II.
     
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  5. May 7, 2016 #4

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    These are excellent books. I think that Shankar is sufficient for QM (and Sakurai is really not a great textbook to learn from, in my opinion). But you definitely need to be very at ease with special relativity and with tensor manipulation.
     
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  6. May 7, 2016 #5

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    I'm not so enthusiastic about Aitchison and Hey. I don't know Shankar's textbook very well. Sakurai, from which I learnt QM in my introductory course lecture, is excellent.
     
  7. May 7, 2016 #6
    Thank you for yours answers!, so like recommended by vanhees71 i will get Landau Volume II, thank you all!
     
  8. May 7, 2016 #7

    nrqed

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    That shows how picking books is subjective. That's why I never say that a book is great or a book is bad, I can only say that something is good or bad, in my opinion.
     
  9. May 7, 2016 #8
    I Don't know, i picked up the Aitchison and Hey's book because it appears to have more content and good for self-studying, because this book has two volumes that summed up go to nearly 1000 pages!
     
  10. May 7, 2016 #9

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    Ok, but they also make a lot of effort to be pedagogical, I find.
     
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