Spring 2018 - PHYS 485 D100

Particle Physics (3)

Class Number: 1621

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    AQ 5008, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 385 or CHEM 464, with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Recommended: PHYS 380.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Physics of elementary particles. Symmetries, strong interactions, electromagnetic interactions, weak interaction. Students with credit for NUSC 485 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics:
• Relativistic Kinematics
• Overview of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Classical Field Theories.
• Introduction to Feynman Diagrams and Reaction Amplitudes.
• Interactions and Quantum Electrodynamics.
• Symmetries, Groups and Conservation Laws. The Gauge Principle.
• SU(2) × U(1)Y Electroweak Theory and the Higgs Mechanism.
• SU(3)color and the Quark model of hadrons.
• Deep Inelastic Scattering: The Structure of the Nucleon.
• Neutrino Physics
• Experimental Concepts
• Recent results and progress in the field.

Grading

  • TBA

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required text:
Modern Particle Physics
Thomson
ISBN:9781107034266

Recommended Texts:
Intro To Elementary Particles
Griffiths
ISBN: 9783527406012


 

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

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