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PHY 585
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Topics in Particle Physics
(Particle Physics for High School Teachers)
Fall 2001
Dec 13, 2001 - News and Announceme
PHY 585 Topics in Elementary Particle Physics
(Introduction to Particle Physics for High School Physics Teachers)
Fall Semester 2002 Michael Rijssenbeek
Lecture 1
1
Sep 18, 2002
Part I
1
Phenomen
Lecture 2
7
Sep 26, 2002
2
Tools of Particle Physics
One of the most obvious tools is Mathematics. Physics without mathematics is is only play and guesswork. Mathematics is in fact both a tool as
Lecture 3
9
Oct 9, 2002
3
3.1
Special Relativity
A Short Review of Classical Mechanics
Before going any further, we quickly review the evidence and kinematics of special relativity. All classical
Lecture 4
25
Oct 16, 2002
4
Review of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics is truly a 20th century development, and signified the start of "Modern Physics". Quantum mechanics (QM) is the basis for
Lecture 5
30
Oct 23, 2002
4.2.2
1. One-dimensional infinite square well; see the figure. In practice, this situation is hardly realizable: infinitely steep U(x) "walls" simply do not occur in na
Lecture 6
35
Oct 30, 2002
5
The Quanta of the Standard Model
A long series of experiments and theoretical studies and advances has established the so-called Standard Model of elementary particle
Lecture 7
39
Nov 13, 2002
6
Forces in Nature
The forces in nature are Gravity, the weak interaction, the electromagnetic interaction (the latter two now unified as the electroweak interaction, th
Lecture 8
52
Dec 4, 2002
7.4
Bosons and Fermions
Initially, the Pauli principle was just that, a postulate that two indistinguishable electrons (i.e. electrons with precisely the same quantum num