This is a good book. It is rather short, very direct, which is a good thing. At some points it is slightly too direct, but to a large extent it gets it right.

The main goal of the book is to basically to build the Standard Model Lagrangian from only initial symmetry considerations, notably the Poincaré group + internal symmetries.

The book doesn't really show how to extract numbers from that Lagrangian, but perhaps that can be pardoned, do one thing and do it well.

- Jakob Schwichtenberg | 50, 217, 2
- Physicist | 17, 4k, 77
- Physics | 276, 46k, 825
- Natural science | 0, 61k, 2k
- Science | 0, 66k, 2k
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- Defining properties of elementary particles | 195
- Internal and spacetime symmetries | 287, 287, 2
- Lie algebra | 570, 1k, 12
- Lorentz group | 101, 255, 6
- Representation of the Lorentz group | 64, 89, 1
- Representation theory | 330, 330, 3
- Spin comes naturally when adding relativity to quantum mechanics | 140, 188, 5
- Spinor | 25
- Why do symmetries such as SU(3), SU(2) and U(1) matter in particle physics? | 543