Class Outline

Date               LectureTextbook ReadingHomeworkNotes

Thu 7 Sep  

 Introduction

PS 1 assigned

Tue 12 Sep

Review of Special Relativity

1, 2.1-2.2
Thu 14 Sep Quantum Mechanics 2.3
Tue 19 Sep

Golden Rule, decays, cross sections

3
Thu 21 Sep

Relativistic wave equations

4.1-4.5
Tue 26 Sep

Review

4.6-4.9
Thu 28 Sep

The Dirac Equation

5

PS1 due,

PS2 assigned

 

Tue 3 Oct

Feynman Rules for QED

6.1-6.4
Thu 5 Oct

 Electron-positron annihilation

6.5
Tue 10 Oct

QED experiments

Thu 12 Oct

midterm

Tue 17 Oct

Electron-proton scattering and form factors

7.1-7.2
Thu 19 Oct

Form Factors

7.3-7.4
Tue 24 Oct

Symmetries and local gauge invariance

9.1, 10.1 PS2 due, PS3 assigned
Thu 26 Oct

Strong Interactions

10.2-10.6
Tue 31 Oct 

Weak interactions

11
Thu 2 Nov

Weak interaction of leptons

12.1, 12.2
Tue 14 Nov

Weak interaction of quarks

14.1-14.3, 14.4.1,14.4.2, 14.7
Thu 16 Nov

No class

Tue 21 Nov

Electroweak Mixing

15.1-15.2
Thu 23 Nov

Neutrino oscillations

13

 

 

Tue 28 Nov

Electroweak physics

16.1-16.2
Thu 30 Nov

Lagrangians and spontaneous symmetry breaking

17.1-17.3
Tue 5 Dec Higgs mechanism 17.4-17.5 PS 4 Due