The Standard Model and Beyond

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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
 
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This is not concerning nuclear physics directly, but you may find Leonard Susskind's three quarter course called "New Revolutions in Particle Physics" interesting. The first quarter covers basic quantum field theory, the second one covers the standard model, and the third one covers supersymmetry, string theory etc. The video lectures are alvailable to download freely from Stanford on itunes.
 

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