Lessons in Particle Physics
by Luis Anchordoqui, Francis Halzen
Publisher: arXiv 2009
Number of pages: 209
This is a preliminary draft of lecture notes for a (500 level) course in elementary particles. From the table of contents: General Principles; Symmetries and Invariants; QED; Hard Scattering Processes; Precision Electroweak Physics.
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