COURSE SYLLABUS

 USEFUL WEB LINKS

TERM PAPER

Homeworks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Particle Physics (PHYS 441)

 

   

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

 
This is an introductory course on the fundamental particles and their interactions. Topics covered include: the so-called Standard Model, which is consistent with (almost) all existing experimental observations; accelerators and detectors; symmetries and conservation laws; the quark model; the gauge principle.

 

Course Delivery

In this course, part of the course will be delivered in the traditional ways and other parts will be delivered through the web. In the second delivery mode, the student will be responsible for learning the material. I will try to make the material on the web as interactive as possible to illustrate the concepts and group discussions as well as quizzes will be used to make sure that students aquired the intended concepts. This way of learning is called Blended Learning and it proves to be useful in enhancing the learning skills of students.

TEXT BOOK:

A modern introduction to particle physics, Fayyazuddin and Riazuddin, World Scientific, 1992.

OTHER USEFUL BOOKS:

        Introduction to Elementary Particles by David Griffiths.

        Particle Physics at the New Millennium by Byron Roe.

        Introduction to high energy physics by Donald Perkins  (On reserve).

        Quarks and leptons: an introductory course in modern particle physics by Francis Halzen and Alan Martin (On reserve).

        Subatomic Physics by Frauenfelder & Hans. (On reserve).

        Particle Physics by Martin and Shaw.

 

 

PRE-REQUISITE:

PHYS 401

 

GRADING POLICY:

Class Assignments                      25%

First Major Exam                       20%

Term Paper                               15%

Online Discussion and quizzes    10%

Final Exam                                 30%

 

 

   

 

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