Best PArticle Physics book

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Best PArticle Physics book

Post by seba240698 » Mon May 07, 2007 11:48 am

Hi.I've been searching around for a good Particle Physics book (both Atomic and Nucear Physics). The level should be somewhere between University sphomore year to junior graduate level.

Anyone has good recommendation?

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Post by twistor » Mon May 07, 2007 1:27 pm

You should try Griffiths' Introduction to Elementary Particles. It covers some atomic physics, QED, QCD, and GWS electroweak theory. If you're just looking for atomic and nuclear physics, I think that most modern physics books have a good introduction to both these topics. Griffiths is a little more in depth because he talks about bound states and treats the subject quantum mechanically, whereas modern physics books tend to be based off the outdated Bohr model.

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Post by Jia » Thu May 10, 2007 9:47 am

The term particle physics does not refer to atomic and nucear physics nowadays. As for particle physics, I agree Griffiths' book is a good one. I also recommend Introduction to High Energy Physics by Perkins, which is very basic, fluent and esay to read. As for atomic and nuclear physics, any undergraduate book about modern physics would be OK.

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