This wee we will finish the introduction of the standard model by using the gauge transformations of


SU(3)color X SU(2)L weak isospin X U(1) hypercharge


to build the QCD and Elctroweak forces.


The form of the interactions will allow us to display much of the detail in a diagrammatic fashion. Feynam diagrams will be introduced as a pictorial format. The underlying mathematical machinery will not be covered.


Review our goals:

Find elementary or fundamental particles.


Ignore the mathematical justification and use the normal spin multiplets from QM

J 0,1/2,1,3/2


Throughout our identification of fundamental particles we will be looking for multiplets.


Multiplets are labeled by observables that dont change and therefore id the multiplets. For spin states this is the total spin. Multiplets are also labeled by observables that can be mixed. The z-projection of spin can change for a spin S particle.



spin many example in QM books.


flavor SU(3) Two labels within a multiplet are plotted on and x-y plane with x(T3) axis and y(Λ8). The graphical representation is more appealing than the labels and one builds triangles, octets, decuplets as the multiplets. This is only an approximate symmetry but the multplet structure is important in building light baryons and mesons


color SU(3) Same structure but now an exact symmetry. Normally the color structure of SU(3) is not manifest because the gluonic forces require configurations of color singlets.


weak isospin SU(2) Here we find particles as doublets with W-isospin as (u,d) (e,νe) and singlets W-isospin = 0.



Now we add interactions to the Standard Model by making the symmetries local. First we can examine the typical introduction of the E&M interaction.


Normally one defines a vector potential A and a scalar potential φ. One can put them together as Aμ = (A, φ) as a four vector. For the hydrogen atom one add qφ to the Hamiltonian. For more general interactions involving magnetic fields on adds JμAμ as the interaction.


Demonstrate how SU(2) and U(1) generate the weak and QED interactions. Note that


QED based on Q as the generator

U(1) electro weak will be Y the hypercharge.

The theory is made a bit more complex by the Higgs mechanism that provides mass for the weak field particles W,Z.



Introduced Feynman diagrams.