Introduction to Particles and Fields - BGU Physics Department
`BGU Physics Department`
* Introduction to Particles and Fields *

(3.5 points, 4 hours)

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## Syllabus

- 1+3 dimensional Minkowski spacetime.
- Rotation, Lorentz, and Poincare groups.
- Wigner little group.
- Casimir operators and particle classification.
- Mass, spin and helicity.
- The Klein-Gordon equation.
- The Lagrangian formalism in field theory.
- Real and complex scalar fields.
- Symmetries and coservation laws.
- Global U(1) and SU(2) symmetries.
- Local U(1) symmetry, covariant derivatives.
- Minimal coupling and gauge invariance.
- Lagrangian formalism for the electromagnetic field.
- The strong and the electro/weak interactions.
- Mesons, Baryons and Leptons.
- Isospin, Hypercharge, strangeness and Unitary symmetry.
- Ne'eman-GellMann SU(3): The Eightfold way.
- The Quark model, predictions and problems.
- Pauli exclusion principle and the need for Color.
- Weinberg-Salam model, Quantum Chromodynamics, Grand Unification,
and all that...

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