Particle Physics

  • Benjamin W. Lee


In the following four lectures, I will give a bird’s eye view of particle physics for physicists who do not specialize in this subject. The discussions I shall give are necessarily incomplete as to details and rigor. The purpose is to provide a background necessary to appreciate recent developments in particle physics. If I can convey to you the sense of excitement surrounding this subject if nothing else through these lectures, I will have succeeded in my aim.


Gauge Theory Gauge Transformation Color Index Vector Boson Charmed Quark 
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Suggested Readings

  1. S. Gasiorowicz,Elementary Particle Physics, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1966 ).Google Scholar
  2. D. H. Perkins,Introduction to High Energy Physics, (Addison- Wesley Pub. Co., 1972 ).Google Scholar
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Gauge Theories

  1. E. S. Abers and B.W.Lee, Gauge Theories, Phys. Repts. 9C, 1, (1973).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. J. C. Taylor, Gauge Theories of Weak Interactions, ( Cambridge University Press, London, 1976 ).Google Scholar

Color Confinement

  1. K. Wilson, Quarks and Strings on a Lattice, in Gauge Theories and Modern Field Theory, ( The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1976 ).Google Scholar
  2. H. D. Politzer, Asymptotic Freedom: An Approach to Strong Interactions, Phys. Repts., 4C, 129 (1974).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Hadron Spectroscopy

  1. A. De Rujula, H. Georgi and S. L. Glashow, Phys. Rev. D12, 147, 1976 ).Google Scholar
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  5. D. H. Perkins, loc. cit.Google Scholar

Gauge Theory of Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions

  1. E. S. Abers and B. W. Lee, Loc. cit.Google Scholar
  2. J. C. Taylor, loc. cit.Google Scholar
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Charm, in general

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Charm, experimental

  1. G. Goldhaber, F. M.Pierre, et al., Phys. Rev. Letters 37, 255 (1976);CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. I. Peruzi, M. Piccolo, et al., Phys. Rev. Letters 37, 569 (1976);CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin W. Lee
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  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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