PHY492 Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics  - Spring 2001

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM in Seminar Room NSCL Cyclotron Laboratory

http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/PHY492/

 Instructor:  Thomas Glasmacher
Phone: 333-6418 or 5-9672x418
e-mail: glasmacher@nscl.msu.edu
Office hours:  Wednesday 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
in W106 Cyclotron and by appointment

Class goal Topics covered include: Properties of nuclei, nuclear models, nuclear reactions. High-energy accelerators. Weak, electromagnetic and strong interactions.  Symmetries and conservation laws. Elementary particle spectrum, quarks, gluons. 
Prerequisites PHY 472
Textbook  W.S.C Williams, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1997
Resources needed

- Calculator
- Proficiency in using computer programs to plot functions
- Ability to write small computer programs

Homework 6 sets: Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
Quizzes 6 each Quiz 3
Exams

Midterm: March 07, 2001
Final Exam: Wednesday, May 02, 2000; 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Grading Midterm, Final Exam, Quizzes, Homework count 25% each.

Updated January 05, 2001