Spring 2022 - PHYS 485 D100

Particle Physics (3)

Class Number: 1148

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    WMC 3533, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 385 or CHEM 364; PHYS 313 or permission from instructor for non-Physics students, all with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Physics of elementary particles. Symmetries, strong interactions, electromagnetic interactions, weak interaction. 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

  • Assignments 25%
  • Midterms (2x20%) 40%
  • Final Exam 35%

NOTES:

This grading scheme will be different for graduate students who will also have a term paper to hand in.  We will discuss the size of this project in the first week of class and adjust the marking scheme appropriately.

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, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.