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Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS658 (PHYS65800)


Sem. 1, 2, 3. Class 3, Cr. 3


Prerequisite: PHYS 662, 663. Authorized equivalent courses or consent of instructor may be used in satisfying course pre- and co-requisites.


Theory and phenomenology of the standard model of elementary particle interactions. Electro-weak model of Glashow, Salam, and Weinberg: spontaneous symmetry breaking, mass generation, Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa mixing in charged weak current, path integral quantization, R3 gauge Feynman fules, renormalization. Parton model. Neutral current phenomenology. Comparison to high energy high precision electron-positron annihilation and deep inelastic scattering experiments: weak mixing angle, heavy top quark constraints.

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