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Is there a good introduction textbook or pdf for quantum chromodynamics?

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Is there a good introduction textbook or pdf for quantum chromodynamics?

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At what level?

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Well, at the level possible for a junior high school knowing nothing about calculus to understand 60+ percent(Do such books exist with such a hard topic?)

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Never mind. Currently learning calculus(It's so diificult ...)No.

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Is there a good introduction textbook or pdf for quantum chromodynamics?

Since you mention you are in high school I recommend you start with something easier. You should read "Introduction to quantum mechanics" by David Griffiths, I love that book. Griffiths is clear and wholesome and he derives every single theorem and formula with unwavering patience

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https://www.amazon.de/dp/0465062903/

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Once you get a hand on calc1 and solving some basic linear differential equations (and maybe PDE's with variable seperation), you could watch MIT ocw's 8.04-6, infact Barton Zwiebach(the lecturer for these courses) recently published his new book on these three courses, "Mastering quantum mechanics Essentials, theory and applications" (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/mastering-quantum-mechanics)

I would also say the first few chapters of Griffiths QM are not too bad either, to get some initial "intuition" and feel for the subject.

Edit: just saw the dates on the post, the OP is probably not in HS anymore

I would also say the first few chapters of Griffiths QM are not too bad either, to get some initial "intuition" and feel for the subject.

Edit: just saw the dates on the post, the OP is probably not in HS anymore

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There is no serious physics, let alone QCD, without calculus. That being said, there is a lot of good popular-level physics books, which are not serious in that sense, but which do not need calculus. Some of those are specifically about QCD:

Y. Nambu, Quarks

A. Watson, The Quantum Quark

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I thought that old threads automatically get closed.Edit: just saw the dates on the post, the OP is probably not in HS anymore

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The mods are probably going to close this one any time time now...I thought that old threads automatically get closed.

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That was 4 years ago. Hopefully he's done with high school by now.Since you mention you are in high school

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People complained.old threads automatically get closed.

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