PHY557 - Elementary Particle PhysicsPHY 557Elementary Particle PhysicsFall 2000News 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 EvaluationPHY557 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 webLectures:Physics D-122MW 10:30 - 12:00amFirst meeting of class: We September 6 Last meeting of class: We Dec 13Advised - 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 RijssenbeekD-137, 2-8099Office hrs: M 3:00-6:00 pm, e-mailCourse Outline (1 of 4) [2/4/2008 4:27:00 PM]
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