Instructor | Professor Dennis Silverman |

Location | Frederick Reines Hall 3111 |

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

Phone | (949) 824-5149 |

Office | FRH 3127 |

Office Hours | Friday, 2:00-3:00 PM. |

Text | Introduction to Elementary Particles, by
David Griffiths |

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

Midterm | Monday, May 8, 11:00 AM |

Final | Wednesday, June14, 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 |

Neutrino Oscillations and Super-K | |

Chapter 7 | Electrodynamics of Quarks and Hadrons |

- 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 12.
- Problem Set 2: Read Chapter 2. Do problems 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, and 2.8. Due Monday, April 24.
- 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. Due Monday, May 1.
- Problem Set 4: Read Chapter 4. Do problems 4.5 a) and b), 4.6, 4.11, and 4.12. Due Monday, May 8. 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. Due Monday, May 15.
- Problem Set 6: Read neutrino handouts. Special problem set on neutrino oscillations. Due Wed., May 24.
- Problem Set 7: Read Chapter 7. Do problems 4.29, 4.30, 4.37, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, and the problem on R. Due Friday, June 9, 4pm.