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

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Lisa,
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!!
 
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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.
 
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Lisa! said:
What's the best particle physics book for a bigginer?
Depends on your background. What math have you studied? Have you studied quantum mechanics yet? Or relativity?
 
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My background? BS in physics!

Scarborm said:
Lisa,
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!!
Thanks.
 
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oooo go to the PARTICLE ADVENTURE WEBSITE....its really good...
 
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Lisa! said:
My background? BS in physics!
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:
 
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Thanks everyone. :smile:
 
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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

marlon
 

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