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SYLLABUS

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Course Description

**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**.

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Course Administration

** Instructor:**
Prof. Jim Brau

541-346-4766

414B Willamette

(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

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Physics 661 web page:** http://physics.uoregon.edu/~jimbrau/ph661-2013

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Reading and Study Material

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Grading Policy

Grades will be based on homework problem sets, a mid-term exam and
a final exam.

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Prerequisites

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.