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Physics 129 Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics: Final Exam Winter 2014
811 am Triesday March 18 ~ Open Book and Notes Attach Extra Pages If Needed
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1. (a) Draw the Feynman diagram
Physics 129
Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics
Winter 2014
Homework Set 5
DUE: Tuesday February 25th
1. (10 points) Check Perkins equations 6.5, 6.8, 6.9, 6.14, and 6.15 by verifying that they
are consistent with each other, and plugging in the numbers.
2.
Physics 129
Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics
Winter 2014
Homework Set 3
DUE: Tuesday February 4
1. (parts a-b-c: 10 points) Coupling constants are not really constant, but ow with
the energy scale. This ow of coupling constants obeys certain dierential e
Physics 129
Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics
Winter 2014
Homework Set 3
DUE: Tuesday February 4
1. (parts a-b-c: 10 points) Coupling constants are not really constant, but ow with
the energy scale. This ow of coupling constants obeys certain dierential e
Physics 129
Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics
Winter 2014
Homework Set 2
DUE: Tuesday January 28
1(a). Write down the four vector of a massless particle with energy E. You may assume
that the particle is travelling in the z direction. (1pt)
1(b). Using na
Physics 129
Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics
Winter 2014
Homework Set 6
DUE: Thursday March 13
1. (10 points) Calculate (a) the Hubble radius c/H at the time of matter-radiation equality,
and (b) the mass inside the horizon then. (Use the Planck cosmolog
Physics 129 Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics Winter 2014
Midterm Exam
Thursday February 13 Open Book and Notes
1. For each of the terms below, (a) give one example of a particle of this type, and (b)
briey explain the meaning of the term;
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The Astrophysics of Early Galaxy Formation
arXiv:0706.0123v1 [astro-ph] 1 Jun 2007
Piero Madau
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of California Santa Cruz
1. Preamble
Hydrogen in the universe recombined about half a million years after th
June 9, 2009
THE NEUTRINOS
Boris Kayser & Stephen Parke
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Recent, irrefutable evidence establishes that the ubiquitous neutrinos have tiny masses.
Neutrino mass is physics beyond the Standard Model and is arguably the m
Physics 129
Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics
Winter 2014
Homework Set 1
DUE: Thursday January 16
1. Find and correct the error(s) in Example 1.3 on p. 26 of Perkins.
2. Perkins Problem 1.2. Also draw a quark Feynman diagram for this process. [Note that
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