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.

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- An Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for Physicists by Nadir Jeevanjee (2011)
- Defining properties of elementary particles
- Derivation of the Dirac equation
- Internal and spacetime symmetries
- Lie algebra
- Lie algebra of $SU(2)$
- Lie group bibliography
- Lorentz group
- Quantum field theory bibliography
- Representation theory
- Representation theory of the Lorentz group
- Spin number of a field
- Spinor
- Why do symmetries such as SU(3), SU(2) and U(1) matter in particle physics?