Physics 4373

Introductory Nuclear and Particle Physics
Physics 4373 Syllabus
[After Henley and Garcia, “Subatomic Physics”, 3rd Edition.]

Ch. 5: The Subatomic Zoo

Mass and Spin. Fermions and Bosons
Electric Charge and Magnetic Dipole Moment
Mass Measurements
A First Glance at the Subatomic Zoo
Gauge Bosons
Baryon Ground States
Particles and Antiparticles
Quarks, Gluons, and Intermediate Bosons
Excited States and Resonances
Excited States of Baryons

Ch. 6: Structure of Subatomic Particles

The Approach: Elastic Scattering
Rutherford and Mott Scattering
Form Factors
The Charge Distribution of Spherical Nuclei
Leptons are Point Particles
Nucleon Elastic Form Factors
The Charge Radii of the Pion and Kaon
Inelastic Electron and Muon Scattering
Deep Inelastic Electron Scattering
Quark-Parton Model for Deep Inelastic Scattering
More Details on Scattering and Structure

Ch. 7: Additive Conservation Laws

Conserved Quantities and Symmetries
The Electric Charge
The Baryon Number
Lepton and Lepton Flavor Number
Strangeness Flavor
Additive Quantum Number of Quarks

Ch. 8: Angular Momentum and Isospin

Invariance Under Spatial Rotation
Symmetry Breaking by a Magnetic Field
Charge Independence of Hadronic Forces
The Nucleon Isospin
Isospin Invariance
Isospin of Particles
Isospin in Nuclei

Ch. 9: P, C, and T

The Parity Operation
The Intrinsic Parities of Subatomic Particles
Conservation and Breakdown of Parity
Charge Conjugation
Time Reversal
The Two-State Problem
The Neutral Kaons
The Fall of CP Invariance

Ch. 14: Hadronic Interactions

Range and Strength of the Low-Energy Hadronic Interactions
The Pion-Nucleon Interaction–Survey
The Form of the Pion-Nucleon Interaction
The Yukawa Theory of Nuclear Forces
Low-EnergyNucleon-Nucleon Force
Meson Theory of the Nucleon-Nucleon Force
Strong Processes at High Energies
The Standard Model, Quantum Chromodynamics
QCD at Low Energies
Grand Unified Theories, Supersymmetry, String Theories

Ch. 15: Quarks, Mesons, and Baryons

Quarks as Building Blocks of Hadrons
Hunting the Quark
Mesons as Bound Quark States
Baryons as Bound Quark States
The Hadron Masses
QCD and Quark Models of the Hadrons
Heavy Mesons: Charmonium, Upsilon,…

Ch. 16: Liquid Drop Model, Fermi Gas Model, Heavy Ions

The Liquid Drop Model
The Fermi Gas Model
Heavy Ion Reactions
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

Ch. 17: The Shell Model

The Magic Numbers
The Closed Shells
The Spin-Orbit Interaction
The Single-Particle Shell Model
Generalization of the Single-Particle Model
Isobaric Analog Resonances
Nuclei Far From the Valley of Stability

Ch. 19: Nuclear Astrophysics

The Beginning of the Universe
Primordial Nucleosynthesis
Stellar Energy and Nucleosynthesis
Stellar Collapse and Neutron Stars
Cosmic Rays
Neutrino Astronomy and Cosmology
Leptogenesis as Basis for Baryon Excess

(Graduate students will also be responsible for: Chapters 10,11,12,13, and 18.)