PHYS 424 (3-0-3) Elementary Particles Physics
Particle physics: data and objectives. Dirac equation, anti-particles. Elementary group theory: invariance & conservation laws. Strong interactions: baryons, mesons, resonances, strange particles. SU(3) and Quarks. Flavour & colour. Weak interactions: Parity violation. Ko-K decay, CP violation. Current-current interaction. Cabibbo angle. Gauge invariance - Global and Local. Outline of standard electro-weak model. Gluons and QCD. Qualitative treatments of renormalization & asymptotic freedom. Electron-positron collision: charm, bottom, top.
Prerequisite: PHYS 401