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PAP332 Introduction to Particle Physics I, 5 cr 
Code PAP332  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Introduction to Particle Physics I  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Scope5 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
TypeCourse   
  GradingGeneral scale 
  no
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences 

Description
Target group 

Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences is responsible for the course.

Module where the course belongs to:

  • PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
    Compulsory for:
    1. Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

 
Contents 

Formal Course Outline (5 ECTS)

  • Underlying concepts
  • Decay rates and cross sections
  • The Dirac equation
  • Interaction by particle exchange
  • Electron-positron annihilation
  • Electron-proton elastic scattering
  • Deep inelastic scattering
  • Symmetries and the quark model
  1. Suositeltava tai pakollinen kirjallisuus: http://www.courses.physics.helsinki.fi/fys/ipp/
 
Study materials and literature 

Literature

  • M. Thomson, Modern Particle Physics, Cambridge University Press 2013. – pakollinen kurssikirja
  • F. Halzen, A.D. Martin, Quarks and Leptons , John Wiley & Sons 1984.
  • D. Griffiths, Introduction to elementary particles, John Wiley & Sons 1987.
  • M. Peskin, D. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory, Westview Press 1995.
  • I. Aitchison, A. Hey, Gauge Theories in Particle Physics, Taylor & Francis 2004.
  • A. Seiden, Particle Physics: A Comprehensive Introduction, Addison-Wesley 2004.
  • O. Nachtmann, Elementary Particle Physics, Springer-Verlag 1990.

Web Resources

CERN summer student lectures, Introductory lectures

 
Assessment practices and criteria 

Grading is from 1 to 5. Exercises are 30% of the total grade. There is an oral final exam at the end of the course.

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Introduction to particle physics I  Lecture Course  Mikko Voutilainen 
04.09.19 -16.10.19 wed 10.15-12.00
09.09.19 -14.10.19 mon 16.15-18.00
22.10.19tue 09.15-13.00

Future examinations
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Introduction to Particle Physics I  General Examination  Mikko Voutilainen 
13.12.19fri 12.00-16.00
registration period has not begun Introduction to Particle Physics I  General Examination  Mikko Voutilainen 
13.03.20fri 12.00-16.00
registration period has not begun Introduction to Particle Physics I  General Examination  Mikko Voutilainen 
05.06.20fri 10.00-14.00
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