# Introduction to Particle Physics I

## Spring 2017 - Period III

**Lectures: **Prof. Risto Orava,
Tue 14-16 Physicum D112 + Wed 14-16 Exactum B121

**Exercises: **Mikael Mieskolainen,
Wed 16-18

Physicum A315
**Final Exam: ** Oral exam, can be done in pairs! Time/place TBD

**Lecture slides: **
**L1** ,
**L2** ,
**L3A** ,
**L3B** ,
**L4** ,

**Exercise sheets: **
**E1** ,
**E2** ,
**E3** ,
**E4** ,
**E5** ,
**E6**

### News!

20.1.17 Exercises
on
this
course
are done in
pairs. Find yourself an
exercise partner.
If you can't find anyone, send me an email @cern.ch. Ps. Exercise
points are collected

*only* by being ready to present your
solutions/work on the blackboard.
-MM

### Useful material / links

Deep
Inelastic Scattering: Experiments on the proton and the observation of
scaling
IPPP - Quarks and Leptons
Collider
Phenomenology: Basic Knowledge and
Techniques
Feynman diagrams for
beginners
### Formal Course Outline (5 ECTS)

- Underlying concepts
- Decay rates and cross sections
- The Dirac equation
- Interaction by particle exchange
- Electron-positron annihilation
- Electron-proton elastic scattering
- Deep inelastic scattering
- Symmetries and the quark model

### General

- Grading is from 1 to 5. Exercises are 30% of the total
grade.
There is an oral final exam at the end of the course.

### Literature

- M. Thomson,
** Modern Particle Physics**, Cambridge University
Press
2013.
- F. Halzen, A.D. Martin,
** Quarks and Leptons **, John Wiley & Sons 1984.
- D. Griffiths,
** Introduction to elementary
particles**,
John Wiley & Sons 1987.
- M. Peskin, D. Schroeder,
** An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory**,
Westview Press 1995.
- I. Aitchison, A. Hey,
* Gauge Theories in Particle Physics*, Taylor & Francis 2004.
- A. Seiden,
* Particle Physics: A Comprehensive Introduction*, Addison-Wesley 2004.
- O. Nachtmann,
* Elementary Particle Physics*, Springer-Verlag 1990.

### Web Resources