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I was looking at a textbook on Introductory Nuclear Physics, and I came across this book:

The Standard Model and Beyond

By Paul Langacker

http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9781420079067/ [Broken]

It seems relatively complete. Anybody read this? Any thoughts/comments? What are other good references?

Notation and Conventions

Review of Perturbative Field Theory

Creation and Annihilation Operators

Lagrangian Field Theory

The Hermitian Scalar Field

The Complex Scalar Field

Electromagnetic and Vector Fields

Electromagnetic Interaction of Charged Pions

The Dirac Field

Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) for Electrons and Positrons

Spin Effects and Spinor Calculations

The Discrete Symmetries P, C, CP, T, and CPT

Two-Component Notation and Independent Fields

QED

Mass and Kinetic Mixing

Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Symmetries

Basic Concepts

Global Symmetries in Field Theory

Symmetry Breaking and Realization

Gauge Theories

The Abelian Case

Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

The Higgs Mechanism

The R? Gauges

Anomalies

The Strong Interactions and Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)

The QCD Lagrangian

Evidence for QCD

Simple QCD Processes

The Running Coupling in Non-Abelian Theories

Deep Inelastic Scattering

Other Short Distance Processes

The Strong Interactions at Long Distances

The Symmetries of QCD

Other Topics

The Weak Interactions

Origins of the Weak Interactions

The Fermi Theory of Charged Current Weak Interactions

The Standard Electroweak Theory

The Standard Model Lagrangian

Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

The Z, the W, and the Weak Neutral Current

Gauge Self-Interactions

The Higgs

The CKM Matrix and CP Violation

Neutrino Mass and Mixing

Beyond the Standard Model

Problems with the Standard Model

Supersymmetry

Extended Gauge Groups

Grand Unified Theories (GUTs)

Appendix A: Canonical Commutation Rules

Appendix B: Derivation of a Simple Feynman Diagram

Appendix C: Unitarity, the Partial Wave Expansion, and the Optical Theorem

Appendix D: Two, Three, and n-Body Phase Space

Appendix E: Calculation of the Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Electron

Appendix F: Breit–Wigner Resonances

Appendix G: Implications of P, C, T, and G-parity for Nucleon Matrix Elements

Appendix H: Collider Kinematics

Appendix I: Quantum Mechanical Analogs of Symmetry Breaking

References

The Standard Model and Beyond

By Paul Langacker

http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9781420079067/ [Broken]

It seems relatively complete. Anybody read this? Any thoughts/comments? What are other good references?

Notation and Conventions

Review of Perturbative Field Theory

Creation and Annihilation Operators

Lagrangian Field Theory

The Hermitian Scalar Field

The Complex Scalar Field

Electromagnetic and Vector Fields

Electromagnetic Interaction of Charged Pions

The Dirac Field

Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) for Electrons and Positrons

Spin Effects and Spinor Calculations

The Discrete Symmetries P, C, CP, T, and CPT

Two-Component Notation and Independent Fields

QED

Mass and Kinetic Mixing

Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Symmetries

Basic Concepts

Global Symmetries in Field Theory

Symmetry Breaking and Realization

Gauge Theories

The Abelian Case

Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

The Higgs Mechanism

The R? Gauges

Anomalies

The Strong Interactions and Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)

The QCD Lagrangian

Evidence for QCD

Simple QCD Processes

The Running Coupling in Non-Abelian Theories

Deep Inelastic Scattering

Other Short Distance Processes

The Strong Interactions at Long Distances

The Symmetries of QCD

Other Topics

The Weak Interactions

Origins of the Weak Interactions

The Fermi Theory of Charged Current Weak Interactions

The Standard Electroweak Theory

The Standard Model Lagrangian

Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

The Z, the W, and the Weak Neutral Current

Gauge Self-Interactions

The Higgs

The CKM Matrix and CP Violation

Neutrino Mass and Mixing

Beyond the Standard Model

Problems with the Standard Model

Supersymmetry

Extended Gauge Groups

Grand Unified Theories (GUTs)

Appendix A: Canonical Commutation Rules

Appendix B: Derivation of a Simple Feynman Diagram

Appendix C: Unitarity, the Partial Wave Expansion, and the Optical Theorem

Appendix D: Two, Three, and n-Body Phase Space

Appendix E: Calculation of the Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Electron

Appendix F: Breit–Wigner Resonances

Appendix G: Implications of P, C, T, and G-parity for Nucleon Matrix Elements

Appendix H: Collider Kinematics

Appendix I: Quantum Mechanical Analogs of Symmetry Breaking

References

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