PHY557 Fa00 Syllabus

Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics

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PHY557 - Elementary Particle Physics PHY 557 Elementary Particle Physics Fall 2000 News and Announcements - 11:00am Jan 2: Homework 1,2,7,11 and Final handed back in mailboxes; final grade on web Please fill out the Course Evaluation 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 first-order 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 D-122 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 D-137, 2-8099 Office hrs: M 3:00-6:00 pm, e- mail Course Outline file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Linda%20Grau. ..20Brook%20HEP-H2/PHY557/PHY557_F00%20syllabus.html (1 of 4) [2/4/2008 4:27:00 PM]
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PHY557 - Elementary Particle Physics Part I - Phenomenology of Elementary Particles Historical Overview; Quarks and Leptons; constructing Hadrons; Elementary Forces; Symmetries and Invariance principles in particle physics; eigen-states of strong and weak interactions and mixing; Neutrino masses; CP-violation in weak interactions; Particle Kinematics; Cross Sections, Phase Space, and life times; Part II - Beginnings of a Theory Klein-Gordon equation and Feynman rules; Dirac equation and Feynman rules; Example calculations of
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