As a completely self studying student, with no friendly post grads around when you need one, I wonder is a question of the format outlined below acceptable here:
An example of what I mean is: I currently understand say, the basic role of the Lagrangian in QFT and the math behind it. From there I would like to ultimately understand how to get to the math description of the weak force gauge bosons, going through group theory or whatever areas of mathematical knowledge, are needed along the way.
Please note I would not expect the answer to contain even one line of mathjax, as learning the math involved is obviously entirely up to me.
Instead, I would define my starting point, and state what exactly my destination is, and ask for a schematic of the intermediate steps involved. In 99 percent of the text books I own, there no "block diagram" of how concept A is used, through concept B, C.., to the end point. If you are lucky, the summary at the end might describe the process but this is rare.
Please don't misunderstood my motivation, I am not trying to avoid the sheer necessity of the application needed by all students to fully understand a concept, as I would not be studying physics if I did not enjoy it.
I just wonder, as this site is intended mainly for full time students in regular education courses, is a question using this schematic approach (with well defined start and end points, involving a small area of physics) suitable for this site, especially when studying alone?
EDIT I may have inadvertently rewritten this question, which I just spotted: Knowing X, how do I get to Y and if so, my apologies, if the above is a duplicate END EDIT