DG: D. Griffiths, Introduction to Elementary Particles, 2008, Wiley-VCH, Second, Revised Edition

TG: T. Gaisser, Cosmic Rays and Particle Physics, 1990, Cambridge (recommended).

PS: Problem Set

Week |
Assignment |

1 |
Readings: DG pp. 1-52; PS1: DG Ch. 1, problems 1, 2, 3, 4 and 10 (due on 1/26) |

2 | Readings: DG pp. 59-88; PS2: 1) find theta(b) for the coulomb potential. 2) Using 1), derive Rutherford differential cross section. 3) Derive (25.21) in Review of particle physics 2008 and estimate the energy loss per turn at LEP and the Tevatron; DG: 2.1 and 2.3 (due on 2/2) |

3 | Readings: DG pp. 89-109; PS3: DG: 1.16, 2.5(b), 2.6, 3.4, rewrite the Compton relation (1.4) in DG in a relativistic invariant way and prove that it follows from energy and momentum conservation and the relation among mass, energy and momentum (due 2/9). |

4 | Readings: DG: Ch. 4; PS4: DG, Ch. 3, problems 6, 10, 19, 24, 25 (due 2/16) |

5 | Readings: DG: Ch. 5; PS5: Ch. 4, problems 3, 5, 14, 20, 21 (due 3/2, in two weeks) |

6 | Midterm on 3/12 |

7 | Readings: DG: Ch. 6; PS6: DG: 5.7 (between the two f=0 for the last part), 5.12 (from Eq. (5.48) not (5.46)), 5. 14, 5.19 and 6.3. |

8 | Readings: Scattering chapter in your favorite QM book; PS7: DG: Ch. 6: problems 7, 8, 9 and 10. |

9 | Readings: DG: Ch. 7 ; PS8: DG: 6.12, 6.14, 7.6 and 7.7 + calculate the nonrelativistic propagator with the +i epsilon prescription. |

10 | Readings: DG: Ch. 8; PS8: DG: Ch. 7: 11, 26, 30, 38 and 47 |

11 | Readings: DG: Ch. 9 and 10 |

12 | midterm 2: Wednesday 4/28 |

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14 | Final Monday, May 10 2010 2:15 P.M. |