PHYS 3446 Syllabus and Introduction (38 pages)

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PHYS 3446 Syllabus and Introduction

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University of Texas at Arlington
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Phys 3446 - Nuclear and Particle Physics
Nuclear and Particle Physics Documents

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PHYS 3446 Lecture 1 Monday Aug 25 2008 Dr Andrew Brandt 1 Syllabus and Introduction 2 HEP Infomercial Please turn off your cell phones pagers and laptops in class Thanks to Dr Yu for developing electronic version of this class http www hep uta edu brandta teaching fa2008 teaching html Course Material Nuclear Physics Models of atom Cross sections Radiation High Energy Experimental Techniques Energy deposition in matter Particle detector techniques and detectors Accelerators HEP Phenomenology Elementary particle interactions Symmetries The Standard Model Beyond the Standard Model Attendance and Class Style Attendance is STRONGLY encouraged to aid your motivation I give pop quizzes Class style Lectures will be primarily on electronic media The lecture notes will be posted AFTER each class Will be mixed with traditional methods blackboard Active participation through questions and discussion are STRONGLY encouraged Grading Midterms 40 2 Tests 20 each Oct 13 Nov 24 No Final Exams will be curved if necessary No makeup tests Homework 20 No late homework Lab score 20 More about lab on Weds Pop Quizzes 10 Project 10 report on significant result in nuclear particle physics High Energy Physics at UTA UTA faculty Andrew Brandt Kaushik De Amir Farbin Andrew White Jae Yu along with many post docs graduate and undergraduate students investigate the basic forces of nature through particle physics studies at the world s highest energy accelerators In the background is a photo of a sub detector of the 5000 ton D detector This sub detector was designed and built at UTA and is currently operating at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago Structure of Matter Matter Molecule Atom Nucleus Baryon Quark Hadron u cm 10 14m 10 9m 10 10m Nano Science Chemistry Atomic Physics Nuclear Physics High energy means small distances 10 15m 10 19m top protons neutrons bottom mesons etc charm strange up down Electron Lepton 10 18m High Energy Physics Helium Periodic Table Neon All atoms are



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