The aim of this book on particle physics is to present the theory in a simple way. The style and organization of the material is unique in that intuition is employed, not formal theory or the Monte Carlo method. This volume attempts to be more physical and less abstract than other texts without degenerating into a presentation of data without interpretation.This book is based on four courses of lectures conducted at Fermilab. It should prove very useful to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
Part 1 Particle properties on a abacus: hadron masses; hadron decays. Part 2 Beauty for beginners: introduction to electroweak decays; nonleptonic decays; phenomenology for CP violattion and mixing; "box" diagrams and standatd model calculations. Part 3 Collider physics on an abacus: point particle constituents and their couplings; scattering of point particles; hadron-hadron production of particles; hadron-hadron scattering in the pointlike domain; hadron decay kinematics and point particle fragmentation. Part 4 Gravity for the masses: the equivalence principle; linearized gravitation; Schuartzchild solution; other solutions; Kerr solution; radiation; neutron stars; hawking evaporation.