Instructor | Professor Dennis Silverman |

Location | Frederick Reines Hall 2111 |

Class Hours | Monday & Wednesday, 11:00 AM-12:20 |

Phone | (949) 824-5149 |

Office | FRH 3127 |

Office Hours | Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 PM. |

Text | Introduction to Elementary Particles, by
David Griffiths |

Grading | Homework: 40%
Midterm: 25% Final: 35% |

Midterm | Monday, May 7, 11:00 AM |

Final | Wednesday, June13, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM |

Chapter 1 | History and Quark Model |

Chapter 2 | Introduction to Interactions |

Electromagnetic and Weak Interactions | |

Strong Interactions | |

Chapter 3 | Relativistic Kinematics |

Chapter 4 | Symmetries |

Chapter 7 | Electrodynamics of Quarks and Hadrons |

Neutrino Oscillations and Super-K |

- The Particle Data Group
- Fermilab: The Science of Particle Physics
- The SLAC Virtual Visitors Center
- The Particle Adventure
- Particle Physics Education Sites
- Experiments Online
- The Particle Detector BriefBook
- The Data Analysis Brief Book
- CERN
- Brookhaven National Lab
- Cornell
- Introduction to SUSY and the Next Linear Collider
- Dark Matter

- Problem Set 1: Read Chapter 1. Do problems 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8a, and 1.15. Due Wednesday, April 11.
- Problem Set 2: Read Chapter 2. Do problems 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, and 2.8.
- Problem Set 3: Read Chapter 3. Do problems 3.4, 3.11, 3.14, 3.16c, and 3.23. Also work through Example 3.1.
- Problem Set 4: Read Chapter 4. Do problems 4.5 a) and b), 4.6, 4.11, and 4.12. Study for the Midterm. The midterm will be open book, lecture notes, and problem solutions. Bring a calculator.
- Problem Set 5: Read Chapter 7. Do problems 4.19, 4.20, 4.21 a) and b), 4.25, and 4.36 a).
- Problem Set 6: Read Chapter 7. Do problems 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, and 7.7.
- Problem Set 7: Read Chapter 7. Do problems 7.9, 7.14, 7.21, and 7.25.