Course: Particle Physics 397

Instructor: Dr. Giovanetti

Office: 2178

Time: 12:20-13:10 MWF

Textbook: Particle Physics, 2nd Edition

by B. R. Martin, G. Shaw, B. R. Martin, Paperback: 384 pages ;

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd edition (August 28, 1997),

ISBN: 0471972851,†† Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 9.62 x 6.50

 

Homework

Grading

Introduction

 

The notes that follow will review what we covered in the lecture and provide some additional material and comment.I am writing these for twofold purpose:

o       For future development of this course- Therefore some of the material may go beyond what has been covered and is presented as a reminder to me.

o       Outline material covered this year.

In developing these links I have constructed summaries through extensive use of internet sources. Typically I cut and paste useful comments and then integrate them together in order to develop the clearest description possible.I have included references to some material but by the time some of the summaries were completed I was unable to retrace and identify all sources.One very often used reference is Wikipedia. I recommend it as a good place to start when looking for explanations and definitions.

 

Links to lectures are below but the lectures might not be available. However the lectures should be added at the latest on the day of the lecture. Please report any broken links so that I can fix the website.

 

These notes are compilations of notes from other lectures on similar topics.This leads to perhaps a jumpy description of the material.A discussion on a given point might be revisited from a different perspective several times. These notes may visit and revisit an idea and the supporting detail several times. One approach based on a lecture in quantum another based on a lecture from particle.If one section seems difficult to understand then as you read further you may encounter a more understandable discussion of the same material.This can be disconcerting if one expects all discussions to be continuations of previous material rather than a rehash of previous material but from a slightly different perspective.

 

 

  1. Lecture1, Tuesday, week 1
  2. Lecture2 Thursday, week 1
    1. What is a particle (Weinberg)†† Required reading
    2. Symmetry in Physics(wiki)
    3. Renormalization
    4. Group theory
  3. Lecture3 Tuesday, week 2
    1. fundamentals Tuesday, week 2
  4. Lecture4 Thursday, week 2
    1. ASIDE
    2. Legendre1
    3. Legendre2
  5. Lecture5 Tuesday, week 3
  6. Lecture6 Thursday, week 3
    1. Homework comments

Sound waves frequency vs local, symmetry, transformations, rotations, illustrated with the expansion of a charge distributions, spin structure (start), generators, operators (matrices)

  1. Lecture7 Tuesday, week 4 quantum through week 5-Tuesday
    1. power point QM basics
  2. Lecture 11-12 Start standard model [Operators, eigenvalues, spin, Iso-spin]
  3. Lecture 13-14 Start standard model Quantum numbers, particle,interactions Up to Tuesday Oct 21
    1. particle slides

 

  1. Lecture 15 Tuesday Oct 26, week 8 Feynman diagrams
    1. Article treating Feynam diagrams
    2. slides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

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T

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T

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29-Aug

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31-Aug

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2-Sep

F

 

1

 

 

Fundamental

 

Math, Transformations

 

 

 

 

 

HW set 1

 

Sound as a vector space

 

 

 

 

Week 1

 

 

5-Sep

 

7-Sep

W

9-Sep

F

 

2

 

 

Charge distr.

 

HW set 2

 

 

 

 

 

Spherical H.

 

monopole dipole..

 

 

 

 

Week 2

 

 

12-Sep

M

14-Sep

W

16-Sep

F

 

3

 

 

rotations

 

homework help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rot, generators, reps.

 

 

 

 

Week 3

 

 

19-Sep

M

21-Sep

W

23-Sep

F

 

4

 

 

HW set 2 due

 

HW set 3

 

 

 

 

 

QM overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

 

 

26-Sep

M

28-Sep

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30-Sep

F

 

5

 

 

pol photons 2-state

 

no class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5

 

 

3-Oct

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5-Oct

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7-Oct

F

 

6

 

 

finish 2-state system

 

HW set 3 due

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

start standard model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HW set 4

 

 

 

 

Week 6

 

 

10-Oct

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12-Oct

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14-Oct

F

 

7

 

 

HW set 4 due

 

standard model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7

 

 

17-Oct

M

19-Oct

W

21-Oct

F

 

8

 

 

standard model

 

standard model

 

 

 

 

 

presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8

 

 

24-Oct

M

26-Oct

W

28-Oct

F

 

9

 

 

Feynman Diag

 

Feynman Diag

 

 

 

 

 

HW set 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 9

 

 

31-Oct

M

2-Nov

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4-Nov

F

 

10

 

 

 

 

HW set 6 due

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10

 

 

7-Nov

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9-Nov

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11-Nov

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11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 11

 

 

14-Nov

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16-Nov

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18-Nov

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12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 12

 

 

21-Nov

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W

 

F

 

 

Thanksgiving break

 

 

28-Nov

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7-Jan

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7-Jan

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13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 13

 

 

5-Dec

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14-Jan

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14-Jan

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14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1 4

 

 

12-Dec

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21-Jan

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21-Jan

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FINAL EXAMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Material from 2008

  1. Lecture1, Monday, week 1
  2. Lecture2 Wednesday
    1. What is a particle (Weinberg)
    2. Symmetry in Physics(wiki)
    3. Renormalization
    4. Group theory
  3. Lecture3 Friday
  4. Lecture4, Monday, week 2
  5. Lecture5
  6. Lecture6
  7. Lecture7, Monday, week 3
  8. Lecture8
  9. Lecture9
  10. Lecture 10, Monday, week 4
  11. Lecture 11
  12. Lecture 12
  13. Lecture 13, Monday, week 5
  14. Lecture 14
  15. Another discussion of entanglement
  16. Lecture 15
  17. Particle Physics SLAC website
  18. Particle Data group
  19. Particle Adventure
  20. Lecture 16, Monday week 7
  21. Lecture 17, Wednesday
  22. Lecture 18, discuss HW
  23. Lecture 19, CP kaons
  24. Lecture 20 cross sections week 11
  25. Lecture 21
  26. Lecture 22 review
  27. Exam solution
  28. Lecture 23
  29. Lecture 24

 

 

 

Previous course fall 2006outline and links-The material below may change as I update material for this semester.

  1. Organization
  2. Lecture 2
  3. week 1
  4. Lecture 4
  5. General relativity: curvature, setting the gauge. This is an article that describes in some detail the efforts of Weyl to extend general relativity by extending the types of transformations to a larger set (add a scale transformation).
  6. Dr. Scully recommends
    1. http://preposterousuniverse.com/spacetimeandgeometry/resources.html#tutorials
  1. More Quantum
  2. lecture 7
  3. lecture 8
  4. lecture 11 (Wednesday)
  5. lect 13 (Wed): what is a particle (Weinberg)
  6. good set of notes on Particle Physics(postscript) [originalsite]www.nat.vu.nl/~blgbkkr/LECTURENOTES/LEPTONS_QUARKS/LectNotes2002.ps.gz
  7. Feynman diagrams
  8. Gerard 't Hooft Nobel Prize winnerís links for students with a host of important topics on Particle Physics
  9. TEST1
  10. Group theory Gerard 't Hooft
  11. week 9
  12. week 10
  13. lecture W11-1
  14. lecture W11-2
  15. Spin and group theory J. Baez
  16. Chiral Helicity summary
  17. Review

 

Notes from previous year

  1. Lecture 1 2, 3, 4: Review of Quantum Mechanics (week 1&2)
  2. Aside the meaning of quantum mechanics a few points.
  3. Lecture 5&6 Particles of the Standard Model (week 3).†††† DOC
  4. Comments on Groups (rehash of the above note)
  5. Summary Article by F. Wilczek
  6. Symmetry Summary (List of the relevant symmetries)
  7. Quantum Number Summary (List of the relevant symmetries)
  8. Lecture 7&8The forces and Feynman Diagrams (week4).
  9. Web based overview of particle physics (SLAC)
  10. Week 5 more Feynman diagrams
    1. Flavor Changing Neutral currents Ť Z
  1. Parity
  2. A Good Real Player Lecture from MIT
  3. Dark Matter: Wednesday April 13 2:00 pm(Recent article)
  4. Dark Matter talk
  5. Review