Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction To High Energy Physics II FIZ 536 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. BARIŞ TAMER TONGUÇ
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Course Objective By this course offered by High Energy and Plasma Physics group for the first time, it is aimed to present students the studies in this field using from simple to complex approach and to compensate the inadequacy of man power in the field by motivating and attracting them.
Course Content Elementary particles, four forces, four vectors, symmetry, group, spin, parity.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She does Lorentz transformations by four vectors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 He/She shows that the dot product of any given two four-vectors results to a Lorentz invariant quantity. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She constructs proper velocity and momentum four vectors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She uses four-vector notation in particle decays and collisions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 He/She establishes the relation between symmetry and conversation laws. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Testing, Homework,
6 He/She identifies the isospin states of protons, neutrons, pions and delta particles. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
7 For a given reaction he/she distinguishes whether parity is a conserved quantity or not based on the type of the reaction. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Lorentz Transformations [1] pp 81-84
2 Four Vectors [1] pp 84-87
3 Energy and Momentum [1] pp 87-91
4 Collisions [1] pp 91-93
5 Examples and Applications 1 1] pp 93-96
6 Examples and Applications 2 [1] pp 96-102
7 Symmetries, Groups and Conversation Laws [1] pp 103-107
9 Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum [1] pp 107-109
10 Addition of Angular Momenta [1] pp 109-113
11 Spin 1/2 [1] pp 113-116
12 Flavor Symmetries [1] pp 116-122
13 Parity [1] pp 122-127
14 Chage Conjugation, CP Violation [1] pp 128-133
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