Instructor: Peter Siegel, Room 8-215,Phone 869-4029,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Home Page.
Office Hours: Mon 11-12 and 1-2, Wed 11-12 and 1-2, Fri 1-2
Lecture Hours: Mon and Wed 4-6pm via Elluminate-Web and room 8-210
Textbook: Introduction to Elementary Particles (Second Edition) by David Griffiths. Griffiths book is very good. It is worth buying and keeping as a reference.
|Midterm Exam (April 27)||20%|
|Final Exam (June 6)||30%|
Homework: Homework will consist of problems from the text as well as problems and computer programming projects that I will assign. The homework will be posted on my home page. The solutions will be posted on my home page after the due date.
Exams: The midterm exam is worth 20%. It will last one hour, and you may use your textbook (only). The final will be similar in format to the midterm, but will last two hours. (30%). The time for the final is Monday, June 6, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
|Date||Sections in text||Topic|
|Mon March 21||Ch. 1||Review of the Postulates of QM|
|Wed 23||Ch. 2||Review of non-relativistic QM|
|Mon 28||3.1-3.3||Relativistic Kinematics|
|Wed 30||3.4-3.5||Relativisitic Collisions|
|Mon April 4||4.1||Symmetry, Groups and Conservation Laws|
|Wed 6||4.2||SU(2) Symmetry (Hwk 1 Due)|
|Mon 11||4.3||Isospin Symmetry|
|Wed 13||4.4||Parity and CP|
|Mon 18||6.1||Decays and Scattering Processes(Hwk 2 Due)|
|Wed 20||6.2||Perturbation Theory, Fermi's Golden Rule|
|Mon 25||6.2||Feynman Rules for Scattering|
|Wed 27||6.3||Feynman Rules for Decays (Hwk 3 Due)|
|Mon May 2||---||Review Exam|
|Wed 4||7.1||Dirac Equation|
|Mon 9||7.2||Free Particle Solutions|
|Wed 11||7.3-7.7||Electron-Muon Scattering|
|Mon 16||9.1-9.2||Intro to Weak Interaction|
|Wed 18||9.4||Muon and Pion Decay|
|Mon 23||9.5-9.7||Neutral Current, Chiral States Hwk 4 Due|
|Wed 25||9..7||Electroweak Unification|
|Mon 30||---||Holiday: Memorial Day|
|Wed June 1||9.7||Local gauge invarience, neutrino oscillations|
|Fri June 3||---||Hwk 5 Due|
|Mon 6||4-6pm||Final Exam|