Rather than presenting the calculational recipes favored in most treatments of the standard model, this text focuses upon the elegant mathematical structures and the foundational concepts of the standard model.
- Combines an exposition of the philosophical foundations and rigorous mathematical structure of particle physics
- Demonstrates the standard model with elegant mathematics, rather than a medley of computational recipes
- Promotes a group-theoretical and fibre-bundle approach to the standard model, rather than the Lagrangian approach favoured by calculationalists
- Explains the different approaches to particle physics and the standard model which can be found within the literature