PHY557  Elementary Particle Physics
PHY 557
Elementary Particle Physics
Fall 2000
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PHY557 is an introductory course on elementary particle physics. We will give an overview of this very
diverse and rich field in physics, with special attention to recent developments. We will introduce the
role of symmetries in particle physics, the Dirac equation, gauge theories, and the Standard Model; we
will do firstorder Feyman diagram calculations and compare with experimental data. The last quarter of
the course is devoted to the discussion of experimental techniques and detectors in particle physics.
The course does not require quantum field theory. Lecture notes and homework (solutions) will be
posted on the web
Lectures:
Physics D122
MW 10:30  12:00am
First meeting of class: We September 6
Last meeting of class: We Dec 13
Advised  textbook:
D.Griffiths,
"Introduction to Elementary Particles"
, Wiley, 1987.
Alternative textbook:
I. Aitchison and A. Hey,
"Gauge Theories in Particle Physics"
, 2nd
ed., Adam Hilger Ltd, 1989.
Other books (see also below):
W.Cottingham and D.Greenwood,
"An Introduction to the Standard
Model of Particle Physics"
, Cambridge UP, 1998.
Lecturer:
Michael Rijssenbeek
D137, 28099
Office hrs: M
3:006:00 pm,
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Part I
 Phenomenology of Elementary Particles
Historical Overview; Quarks and Leptons; constructing Hadrons; Elementary Forces; Symmetries and
Invariance principles in particle physics; eigenstates of strong and weak interactions and mixing;
Neutrino masses; CPviolation in weak interactions; Particle Kinematics; Cross Sections, Phase Space,
and life times;
Part II
 Beginnings of a Theory
KleinGordon equation and Feynman rules; Dirac equation and Feynman rules; Example calculations of
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