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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 4602 [0.5 credit]

Particle Physics

Properties of leptons, quarks and hadrons. The fundamental interactions, conservation laws, invariance principles and quantum numbers. Resonances in hadron-hadron interactions. Three body phase space. Dalitz plots. Quark model of hadrons, mass formulae. Weak interactions, parity violation, decay of neutral kaons, CP violation, Cabibbo theory. Also offered at the graduate level, with additional or different requirements, as PHYS  5602, for which additional credit is precluded.
Prerequisite: PHYS 4707 or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.

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