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Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

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PHYS 4620 - Elementary Particle Physics

Survey of the elementary particles and their interactions. Historical introduction and discussion of experimental apparatus and particle accelerators. Relativistic kinematics and incorporation into quantum field theory, including Feynman diagrams. Bound states and the quark model. Symmetries and their manifestation. Neutrino oscillations and gauge theories. Quantum electrodynamics, the electroweak interaction, quantum chromodynamics, and prospects for grand unification. A culminating experience project is required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: PHYS 4100.

Credit Hours: 4

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