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Particle Physics

  1. Sep 5, 2005 #1


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    What's the best particle physics book for a bigginer?

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  3. Sep 5, 2005 #2
    I think your best bet would be The Charm of Strange Quarks: Mysteries and Revolutions of Particle Physics. After that, I'd say Hydrogen: The Essential Element. If you haven't read it, The Elegant Universe is fun too. I hope this helped!!
  4. Sep 5, 2005 #3
    Well Lisa!,
    This matches Marlon's field of interest. :biggrin:
    Let's see what he advices to you/
    Till yet i have only studied Arthur Baiser but enjoyed it.
  5. Sep 5, 2005 #4


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    Depends on your background. What math have you studied? Have you studied quantum mechanics yet? Or relativity?
  6. Sep 5, 2005 #5


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    My background? BS in physics!

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  8. Sep 5, 2005 #7
    oooo go to the PARTICLE ADVENTURE WEBSITE....its really good...
  9. Sep 5, 2005 #8
    I used: Griffiths, Introductory to elementary particles, for my course in elementary particles (undergraduate).

    If you're into something more fun try this: http://pdg.lbl.gov/quarkdance/ . And be sure to turn on your speakers. :biggrin:
  10. Sep 7, 2005 #9


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    Thanks everyone. :smile:
  11. Sep 7, 2005 #10
    If you do not have a solid QM, QFT-background i suggest you start looking at the "elementary particles presented thread" at our very own PF-nuclei-subforum.

    It will provide you with lots of intro texts and websites

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