THEORY OF FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS

International Teaching THEORY OF FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS

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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS "E. R. CAIANIELLO"
EQF7
PHYSICS
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2017
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
648LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE MAKES STUDENTS ACQUIRE AN ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR STRUCTURE OF THE MATTER.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:

THE GOAL OF THE COURSE IS TO PROVIDE BASICS OF THE CURRENT THEORETICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS AMONG THE ELEMENTARY COMPONENTS OF THE MATTER.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE COURSE WILL GIVE THE POSSIBILITY OF UNDERSTANDING THE MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PHYSICS OF FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS IN A COHERENT FORMAL SETTING AND UNDER A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.
Prerequisites
A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARGUMENTS STUDIED DURING THE THREE-YEAR DEGREE (LAUREA TRIENNALE DI PRIMO LIVELLO) IS REQUIRED, WITH A SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS. IT IS ALSO REQUIRED THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARGUMENTS TREATED IN THE COURSES METODI MATEMATICI PER LA FISICA, FISICA TEORICA (LAUREA MAGISTRALE) AND QUANTUM FIELD THEORY.
Contents
GROUP THEORY: LIE GROUPS, REPRESENTATIONS. YOUNG TABLEAUX. SU(2), SU(3). ISOSPIN, STRANGENESS, HYPERCHARGE, BARYON NUMB.ER. QUARK MODEL. CHIRAL SYMMETRY. SIGMA MODEL. SPONTANEOUS BREAKDOWN OF SYMMETRY. NAMBU-GOLDSTONE THEOREM. WEAK INTERACTIONS. GAUGE THEORIES. YANG AND MILLS FIELDS. PERTURBATIVE TECHNIQUES AND FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS. ANDERSON-HIGGS-KIBBLE MECHANISM. UNIFICATION OF WEAK AND ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS. QCD. STANDARD MODEL. NONPERTURBATIVE METHODS. SOLITONS AND TOPOLOGICALLY NON TRIVIAL SOLUTIONS, VORTICES, MONOPOLES AND INSTANTONS. GRAND UNIFICATION. SU(5) MODEL. INTRODUCTORY NOTIONS OF SUPERSYMMETRIC THEORIES. NEUTRINO AND MESON MIXING AND OSCILLATIONS.
Teaching Methods
FRONT LESSON CLASSES. THE STUDENT IS OBLIGED TO FOLLOW THE LECTURES AND TO PARTICIPATE WITH HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DISCUSSIONS DURING THE PRESENTATIONS OF SPECIALISTIC SUBJECTS. THE PERMANENT INTERACTION WITH THE STUDENT AND THE COMMON DISCUSSIONS DURING THE LECTURES ALLOWS A NON SUPERFICIAL JUDGEMENT OF THE STUDENT PREPARATION IN ITINERE.
Verification of learning
THE FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION IS BASED ON A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE TOPICS TREATED IN THE LECTURES, WITH THE AIM OF VERIFYING THE LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE TREATED ARGUMENTS. IT IS ALSO REQUIRED THAT THE STUDENT EXPOSES THE ARGUMENTS IN A CLEAR AND EXHAUSTIVE WAY AND DEMONSTRATES ABILITY OF CRITICAL AUTONOMOUS JUDGMENT. THE ASSESSMENT LEVEL OF THE EXAMINATION MAY VARY FROM A MINIMUM SCORE TO A MAXIMUM. THE MINIMUM EVALUATION LEVEL (18/30) IS ATTRIBUTED IN THE CASE OF UNCERTAINTIES IN THE PRESENTATION AND OF A LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN TOPICS OF THE PROGRAM.
THE MAXIMUM LEVEL (30/30) IS ATTRIBUTED HOWEVER WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARGUMENTS AND IS ABLE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS PROPOSED DURING THE EXAM. FINALLY THE "LODE" IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE CANDIDATE SHOWS SIGNIFICANT MASTERRY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE PROGRAM AND IS ABLE TO EXPOSE THE TOPICS WITH SIGNIFICANT LANGUAGE PROPERTY AND AUTONOMOUS PROCESSING CAPACITY EVEN IN CONTEXTS DIFFERENT FROM THOSE PROPOSED BY THE PROFESSOR.
Texts
P.B.PAL, "AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE OF PARTICLE PHYSICS" APPLE AC. PRESS, 2014
T.P.CHENG AND L.F.LI, "GAUGE THEORY OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS", OXFORD SCIENCE PUB., 1984
J. LEITE LOPEZ, "GAUGE FIELD THEORIES: AN INTRODUCTION", PERGAMON PRESS, OXFORD 1981
I.J.R. AITCHISON AND A.J.G. HEY, "GAUGE THEORIES IN PARTICLE PHYSICS: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION", ADAM HILGER, PHILADELPHIA 1989
RELEVANT RESEARCH ARTICLES PROPOSED DURING THE COURSE.
More Information
THE STUDENT IS INVITED TO CONTACT THE TEACHER (ALSO IN DAYS AND HOURS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECEPTION TIME SCHEDULE) FOR
FURTHER EXPLANATIONS OF THE ARGUMENTS OF THE COURSE.
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