Elementary Particle Physics, 6 credits

Elementarpartikelfysik, 6 hp

TFYA27

The course is disused. Replaced by TFYT05.
All instances mentioned below are cancelled.

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ferenc Tasnadi

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 44 h
Recommended self-study hours: 116 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV N.B.
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 9 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping E CANCELLED

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering

Specific information

The course is given every second year.  It will not be available during 2017.

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

A basic course in quantum mechanics including perturbation theory. Analytical Mechanics, Quantum dynamics and Relativistic Quantum Mechanics or Theory of Relativity are recommended (may be studied in parallell).

Intended learning outcomes

The aim with the course is to give the student a good introduction to modern particle physics. After a successful course the student can:

  • solve basic problems within basic nuclear physics with different formalisms, for instance within different models of the nucleus
  • use relativistic four vector formalism to solve problems within particle physics
  • use a mathematical formalism to treat some fundamental concepts within particle physics like isospin, SU(3), SU(4), SU(5), and so called gauge invariance to solve some longer theoretical issues.

 

Course content

Introduction to subatomic physics. General properties of nuclei. The nuclear shell model. Review of subnuclear physics. Symmetry transformations and conservation laws. The quark model. Weak and strong interaction. The standard model and experimental tests of this. Beyond the standard model.

Teaching and working methods

The course is given in the form of lectures (and possibly a guest lecture about current research) . The course will be given provided a sufficient number of students have registered. The course will be given in English if needed.

Examination

MUN1Optional oral examination for higher grades0 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
UPG1Homework problems and oral presentation6 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Homework problems may give the grades U, 3 or 4. An oral exam may increase the grade with at most one step.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Ferenc Tasnadi

Course website and other links

http://www.ifm.liu.se/courses/tfya27/elementaryparticles.html

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 44 h
Recommended self-study hours: 116 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • David Griffiths, Introduction to Elementary Particles Wiley
Code Name Scope Grading scale
MUN1 Optional oral examination for higher grades 0 credits U, 3, 4, 5
UPG1 Homework problems and oral presentation 6 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Homework problems may give the grades U, 3 or 4. An oral exam may increase the grade with at most one step.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

David Griffiths, Introduction to Elementary Particles Wiley

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
X
UPG1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
UPG1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
UPG1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications
X
UPG1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
UPG1

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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