Particle physics getting started
I'm looking for a book that introduces the building blocks refer to the standard model for a course in nuclear physics. There are good books on this?
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There is also a pretty nice (if quite popular) Flip Tanedo's blog series on the topic. If you like that, I also recommend the rest of his posts $-$ they're pretty cool.
Particles and Nuclei is an excellent book, without derivations, but gets important ideas and results across. Then, a good but very short (at ~300 pages) introduction to the Standard Model is An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Then there is Zee's outstanding Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, it has short, readable chapters, although it's almost certainly useless in terms of studying for tests for you course unless the prof. specifically uses this book. Good luck!