PH 553 - INTRO TO PARTICLE PHYSICS

Semester Hours: 3

Survey of elementary particle physics with emphasis on the Standard Model of quarks, leptons and gauge bosons. Lorentz transformations, four-vectors and relativistic kinematics, angular mementum and spin. Lifetimes, cross-sections and Feynman rules. Quantum electro- and chromo-dynamics, Dirac equation and renormalization. Physics beyond the Standard Model.