Physics 661 begins a survey of the
phenomena of the elementary particles of matter
and their interactions.
For this term we will study (time permitting):
- Introduction to Antiparticles, Interactions and Feynman
Diagrams, and Particle Exchange;
- Leptons and the Weak Interaction;
- Quarks and Hadrons;
- Space-Time Symmetries;
- The Quark Model;
- QCD, Jets and Gluons.
These topics cover important introductory material
in particle physics.
Throughout the course, the interplay between
theory and experiment will be emphasized. This first quarter
course ( Physics 661 ) begins
the study of the field of particle physics,
with further introductory material and applications
to follow in the second term, Physics 662.
Prof. Jim Brau
(enter through 414 Willamette)
jimbrau at uoregon.edu
Class Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00-11:50
with some lectures Monday 10:00-10:50 TBA
Classroom: Willamette 412
Office Hours: MW 10-11 am
Physics 661 web page: http://physics.uoregon.edu/~jimbrau/ph661-2013
Reading and Study Material
Grades will be based on homework problem sets, a mid-term exam and
a final exam.
This course is the first quarter of a two quarter sequence
covering the phenomenology of elementary particle physics.
The course is
intended for students
with an interest in the underlying theoretical basis of
particle physics theory and experiment. Students should have
mastered undergraduate courses on
- Modern physics
- Basic quantum mechanics
- Relativistic mechanics.