The Structure and Interpretation of the Standard Model


  • Gordon McCabe, Dorchester, Dorset, UK

This book provides a philosophically informed and mathematically rigorous introduction to the 'standard model' of particle physics. The standard model is the currently accepted and experimentally verified model of all the particles and interactions in our universe. All the elementary particles in our universe, and all the non-gravitational interactions -the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and the electromagnetic force - are collected together and, in the case of the weak and electromagnetic forces, unified in the standard model. Rather than presenting the calculational recipes favored in most treatments of the standard model, this text focuses upon the elegant mathematical structures and the foundational concepts of the standard model.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53112-4

Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Matter Fields3. Gauge Fields4. Interactions5. Standard Model Gauge Groups and Representations6. The Standard Model Interacting Particle bundleAppendicesIndex