**Introductory Nuclear and Particle Physics**

Physics 4373 Syllabus

Physics 4373 Syllabus

**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

Leptons

Decays

Mesons

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**

Introduction

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.)