# Subatomic Physics (PHYS*4130)

**Code and section:** PHYS*4130*01

**Term:** Winter 2010

**Instructor:** Paul Garrett

## Details

## Course Outline

### Instruction

Lecturer | Office | Extension | |
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Paul Garrett | MacN 220 | 52192 | pgarrett@physics.uoguelph.ca |

### Lectures

Day | Time | Location |
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M,W,F | 11:30–12:20 | MacN 201 |

### Course Materials

#### Textbook

No single text covers the course material.

However, the book by B.R. Martin Nuclear and Particle Physics, an Introduction, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN-13 978-0 470 02532 8, offers a good introduction to many of the topics.

### Course Evaluation

Assessment | Weight |
---|---|

Assignments | 20% |

Midterm | 30% |

Final | 50% |

If the final exam mark is greater than that of the midterm, the midterm will be dropped and the final exam mark will be 80%.

The purpose of this course is to introduce physics at the subatomic level, from the physics of the nucleus to that of particles that are created at the highest-energy laboratories. Lectures will be given on the following topics:

- Mathematical preliminaries: complex functions and integration, group theory
- Cross sections, Rutherford scattering, QM scattering theory
- Born series, first Born approximation, form factors
- Nucleon scattering, deep inelastic scattering, quarks, SU(2) isospin
- Particle quantum numbers, parity, charge conjugation, lepton number, baryon number, CPT theorem, particle decay modes, antiparticles
- Feynman diagrams, basic forces, boson exchange, strong/weak charges, decay diagrams
- Standard model, CKM matrix, Zweig rule
- Nucleon-nucleon scattering, NN potential, meson exchange, nuclear binding and masses
- Nuclear decay modes, \(\beta \pm\) decay, Fermi theory, phase space
- Fermi and Gamow-Teller decays, \(\alpha\) decay, \(\gamma\) decay and conversion \(e^-\)
- Nuclear structure, shell model, collective model
- Radiation exposure and nuclear medicine, fission, fusion, nuclear weapons