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on 29 May 2017
This is a reasonably advanced text and ideal for studying the topic at second or final year first degree in theoretical and experimental physics. It is well laid out and well presented. It is certainly a good introduction for anyone embarking on a career as a physicist. A good knowledge of Quantum mechanics is required as well as a reasonable knowledge of Quantum Field theory makes this text an excellent companion.
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on 13 June 2017
This is one of the best written advanced undergraduate to beginning graduate level text in physics. The author bends over backwards in making sure that all derivations are complete missing NO vital steps and every line of every equation is done clearly and explicitly, leaving nothing to the imagination. This text sets the standard for how advanced physics text should be written. a must for all aspiring particle physicist.
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on 8 July 2017
Exactly as described - would think it was new.
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on 1 May 2015
Wasn't particularly useful to my course (3rd year undergraduate particle physics), which was surprising as stated as a course textbook. Why include problems with not solutions, how is that supposed to help you learn? Attempted to find solutions but apparently they are only available to lecturers. It is very naughty getting you to buy the textbook, and then not supplying answers to the example questions.

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I have since discovered that numerical answers and hints are available as online resources. This does increase the usefulness of the book obviously, but I personally, and I believe that many other students feel the same, would like to have had them in the text book. The full solutions are still only available to lecturers.
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on 2 June 2014
Put simply, this book is an excellent introduction to modern particle physics.

It extends the knowledge of the reader from quantum mechanics to cover the key topics and areas of modern particle physics. The pace is quick enough so that no points are laboured, but it is also thorough in its approach. It includes within its pages knowledge gleaned from many recent discoveries - for example, it provides an excellent discussion of the Higgs boson, recently found at CERN.

As well as the excellent content, the material is itself presented in an engaging manner. Whilst the underlying mathematics is here (as and when it is necessary), the author has clearly made an attempt to pick out the key points and principles, and make them apparent to the reader. This is something I (and I hope other readers) appreciate. In particular, the summaries at the end of each chapter are genuinely useful - unlike the regurgitation of every other word in the chapter that is found in some other textbooks. For the more mathematically inclined reader, there are genuinely interesting problems included within the book. These provide an excellent test of the reader's progress.

The textbook serves as an excellent introduction to particle physics (for those with a background and understanding of quantum mechanics), but also serves an extremely useful recap for those who are already familiar with the subject.
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on 25 April 2014
I am a Masters student in physics and this book covers everything that is taught in Masters level particle physics and does so in a very thorough and comprehensible way, deriving many things from first principles. I highly recommend it!!
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on 21 September 2014
A tour de force of modern particle physics and standard model. A good balance of theoretical and experimental results. The treatment is at advanced undergraduate-graduate level.
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on 17 April 2015
Good scientific summary of the actual status Particle Physics, fundamental for who approach the new way of particle Physics in the Cosmology.
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on 10 November 2016
Brilliant book which makes the subject accessible to the amateur mathematician.
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on 6 January 2016
A very interesting read. Highly recommended.
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