Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction To High Energy Physics I FIZ 535 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. BARIŞ TAMER TONGUÇ
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Course Assistants Instructor´s Assistant
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Course Objective With this course offered by High Energy and Plasma Physics group for the first time, it is aimed to lay subject to students from basic to advanced hierarcy, and to compensate inadequacy of man power by motivating and attracting students in the field.
Course Content Photon, Meson, Antiparticles, Neutrino, Strange Particles, Quark Model, The Eight-Fold Way, Mediator Vector Bosons, Standard Model, Four Forces, QED, QCD, Weak Interactions, Conservation Laws, The Unification Schemes.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She grasps the photon´s role of being a mediator. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
2 He/She distinguishes virtual particles from the real ones in any given Feynman diagram. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She identifies the type of force acting, and the mediator particle in any given Feynman diagram. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She identifies the level of the diagram (tree- loop level) in any given Feynman diagram. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Testing, Homework,
5 He/She classifies the elementary particles according to their properties. (Leptons, Bosons, Quarks etc.) Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 He/She compares among the four fundamental forces. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
7 He/She identifies force(s) that can act on any given particle. Lecture, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Classical Era, Photon [1] pp 11-16
2 Mesons, Anti particles [1] pp 17-22
3 Neutrinos [1] pp 23-27
4 Strange Particles [1] pp 28-32
5 The Eight Fold Way [1] pp 33-36
6 Quark Model [1] pp 37-43
7 Intermediate Vector Bosons, Standard Model [1] pp 44-48
8 Four Forces, Quantum Electrodynamics [1] pp 55-59
10 Quantum Chromo Dynamics [1] pp 60-64
11 Weak Interactions, Decays [1] pp 65-71
12 Conservation Laws [1] pp 72-75
13 The Unification Schemes [1] pp 76-78
14 Examples and Applications
Course Notes [1] Griffiths, David J., Introduction to Elementary Particles, John Wiley & Sons, Second Revised Edition, 2008, New York.
Course Resources [2] Perkins, Donald H., Introduction to High Energy Physics, Addison-Wesley, Third Edition, 1987, Menlo Park.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Using the knowledge of undergraduate and graduate education in postgraduate level. X
2 To be able to improve themselves by following the innovations in the field of Physics which are important in the development of science and technology. X
3 To be able to make literature search, presentation, experimental setup preparation, application and explication of results. X
4 To be able to join interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team works.
5 Sharing their concepts in seminar, symposium, conference etc. by using the skills of self-study.
6 Having the scientific and vocational wafer and defending this apprehension in every medium.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 15 15
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 141
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.64
dersAKTSKredisi 6