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PHYS 5602 [0.5 credit] (PHY 5967) Physics of Elementary Particles

Properties of leptons, quarks, and hadrons. The fundamental interactions. Conservation laws; invariance principles and quantum numbers. Resonances observed in hadron-hadron interactions. Three body phase space. Dalitz plot. Quark model of hadrons, mass formulae. Weak interactions; parity violation, decay of neutral kaons; CP violation; Cabibbo theory.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4707 or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as PHYS 4602, for which additional credit is precluded.


...pathway: students must complete PHYS 5002 Computational Physics and PHYS 5602 Physics of Elementary Particles...