This book is centered on a surprising Tevatron and LHC experimental result, the accurate gauge boson and top quark energy equality W Z t The ramifications of this unanticipated result extend down to the lower energies, and lead to two new elementary particle paradigms The first is the use of energies E rather than masses m for analyzing particle excitation patterns The second is the recognition that ground state particle energies are generated in the form of quantized energy packets that are produced in alpha boost energy excitations, where alpha is the fine structure constant Repeated alpha boosts form a reservoir of energy packets, which merge and reproduce the quantized energies of the various particle and quark ground state configurations An alpha generated energy excitation path extends upward from the electron to the top quark t The steps in this path, which contain two alpha boosts, combine coherently to give the energy of the quark t to an accuracy of % A branching energy path reproduces the energy of the bottom quark b to an accuracy of % Particle energies and lifetimes are conjugate quantities, and the alpha quantized particle energies are reflected in alpha quantized particle mean lifetimes, as revealed by lifetime plots on a logarithmic alpha spaced grid The accurate factor ofspacings between the classical electron radius, Compton radius, and Bohr orbit radius suggest introducing both a radial and a mass dependence into alpha, which leads to an equation for the transformation of coulomb energy into electron non electromagnetic mass The electron spin and magnetic moment are reproduced by a Compton sized relativistically spinning sphere RSS The anomalous electron magnetic moment is also accounted for by the RSS, in response to Richard Feynman sChallenge to provide such an explanation The mathematics used here is straightforward, and the calculations are guided by fits to the elementary particle RPP energy and lifetime data bases, which are provided here in Appendices A and B