Syllabus for Physics 7060

Elementary Particle Physics
Winter 2003

This course is a survey of elementary particle physics. We will cover relativisitic kinematics, the interactions of particles with matter, the foundations of the Standard Model. Some more advanced topics connected to ongoing research in the department will be covered as well.

Instructor: Prof. Robert Harr Office: 341 Physics
Phone: 577-2677 E-mail:
Office Hours: 10:30 - 11:30 WThF (on campus), or by appointment (send email or call ahead please).
Web Page:
Textbook: Introduction to High Energy Physics by Perkins, fourth edition, (2000).
Lectures: MWF 1:55 -- 2:50, 177 Physics.

Homework is an essential part of this course. You will have regular homework assignments to be turned in for grading. You may work on the homework in groups, but each person must write up and turn in his own solutions. Identical written solutions (e.g. copying) will be considered a breach of student ethics by all parties involved. Written work must be legible or it will not be graded. Your solutions must included an explanation of the procedure used to solve the problem, usually a few sentences in the appropriate places is sufficient.


There will be a midterm and final exam.

Grading: Homework 70%
Midterm Exam 10% February 28
Final Exam 20% April 28
The grade scale is as follows:
  A 90 -- 100%
  B 80 -- 90%
  C 70 -- 80%
  E < 70%

©Copyright Robert Harr 2003

Last updated Jan 9, 2003