Spring 2018 - PHYS 871 G100

Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics (3)

Class Number: 11688

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Prerequisites:

    Recommended corequisite: PHYS 812.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Elementary particle phenomenology; classification of particles, forces, conservation laws, relativistic scattering theory, electromagnetic interactions of leptons and hadrons, weak interactions, gauge theories, strong interactions.

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

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