Symmetry and the Standard Model

Mathematics and Particle Physics

Authors: Robinson, Matthew

  • Provides the mathematical and physical groundwork of particle physics
  • Introduces the standard model in an insightful and elementary way
  • Contains clear, intuitive explanations and plenty of examples
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While elementary particle physics is an extraordinarily fascinating field, the huge amount of knowledge necessary to perform cutting-edge research poses a formidable challenge for students. The leap from the material contained in the standard graduate course sequence to the frontiers of M-theory, for example, is tremendous. To make substantial contributions to the field, students must first confront a long reading list of texts on quantum field theory, general relativity, gauge theory, particle interactions, conformal field theory, and string theory. Moreover, waves of new mathematics are required at each stage, spanning a broad set of topics including algebra, geometry, topology, and analysis.

Symmetry and the Standard Model: Mathematics and Particle Physics, by Matthew Robinson, is the first volume of a series intended to teach math in a way that is catered to physicists. Following a brief review of classical physics at the undergraduate level and a preview of particle physics from an experimentalist's perspective, the text systematically lays the mathematical groundwork for an algebraic understanding of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. It then concludes with an overview of the extensions of the previous ideas to physics beyond the Standard Model. The text is geared toward advanced undergraduate students and first-year graduate students.

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“Symmetry and the Standard Model is the first volume of a planned series of at least four volumes ‘intended to teach math to physicists.’ The book applies basic group theory to quantum field theory, including the standard model of particle physics. The intended audience is upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students … . As a textbook, it is probably best suited for an elective course for math and physics majors … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.” (M. C. Ogilvie, Choice, Vol. 49 (7), March, 2012)

“A remarkable collection and collaborative effort to convey to an inquisitive mind most of what is required today to acquire an understanding and appreciate the salient facets of the exciting subject of particle physics as well as the involved intricate mathematics. … an excellent example of many experts working together to finally come out with an exemplary book of immense use. … will be most useful helping the scholars to quickly achieve progress of study and research in a unique area of intellectual endeavor.” (Paninjukunnath Achuthan, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1233, 2012)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Review of Classical Physics

    Robinson, Matthew

    Pages 1-29

  • A Preview of Particle Physics: The Experimentalist’s Perspective

    Robinson, Matthew

    Pages 31-50

  • Algebraic Foundations

    Robinson, Matthew

    Pages 51-139

  • First Principles of Particle Physics and the Standard Model

    Robinson, Matthew

    Pages 141-267

  • Beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics

    Robinson, Matthew

    Pages 269-315

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symmetry and the Standard Model
Book Subtitle
Mathematics and Particle Physics
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8267-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8267-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8266-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9777-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 327
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