Spring 2023 - PHYS 871 G100
Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics (3)
Class Number: 1636
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 22, 2023
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
1 778 782-5488
Prerequisites:Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 812.
Elementary particle phenomenology; classification of particles, forces, conservation laws, relativistic scattering theory, electromagnetic interactions of leptons and hadrons, weak interactions, gauge theories, strong interactions.
• 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.
- Assignments 25%
- Midterms (2x20%) 40%
- Final Exam 35%
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 + SUPPLIES:
Modern Particle Physics
Intro To Elementary Particles
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