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PHYS 4602 [0.5 credit] Physics of Elementary Particles

Standard Model. Properties of leptons, quarks, hadrons. Fundamental interactions: photon, gluons, W/Z bosons. Higgs boson. Conservation laws, invariance principles, quantum numbers. Decay rates and scattering cross-sections. Quantum electrodynamics and chromodynamics. Resonances. Weak interactions, CKM matrix, parity and CP violation. Neutrino masses and oscillations. Future directions.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4707 or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PHYS 5602, for which additional credit is precluded.
Lectures three hours a week.