# A Course on Particle Physics

The course covers important concepts in elementary particle physics. Topics include:

- Symmetries and conservation laws
- Classical scattering
- Non-relativistic quantum scattering
- Relativistic dynamics
- Conceptual foundations of relativistic quantum mechanics
- Isospin symmetry
- The eight fold way
- Gauge theories

The course outline can be found here.

You can find the lectures notes following this link.

**Location:** BSB/B140 (basement of BSB)

**Time:** Mon, Wed, and Thu – 10:30AM

** Marking Scheme **

Assignments – 20%

Tests (2) – 40%

Final Exam – 40%

** Office Hours (ABB-321)**

TBA

If you have any questions about the course, please send me emails to my McMaster address. Things are generally busy, so I won’t be able to respond immediately to all inquiries, but I will respond by my e-mail hours listed below.

** e-mail Hours **

Monday 10:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 PM

**Texbook(s) **

A good textbook to accompany the course is *Introduction to Elementary Particles*, by David Griffiths. Here are some other textbooks you might want to consult:

*Subatomic Physics*, by Ernest M Henley and Alejandro Garcia.*Particles and Nuclei*, by Bogdan Povh and Klaus Rith.*Nuclear and Particle Physics: An Introduction*, by Brian Martin.