# 2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

## PHYS3543 Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics

### 15 creditsClass Size: 115

**Module manager:** Dr Robert Purdy**Email:** r.purdy@leeds.ac.uk

**Taught:** Semester 2 View Timetable

**Year running** 2019/20

### Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 Physics or equivalent, PHYS3382 is recommended**This module is not approved as a discovery module**

### Objectives

This module provides an in-depth introduction to theoretical particle physics. It is a basis for further study in particle physics, astrophysics, detector physics and other areas of science and technology, which require elementary knowledge of particle physics concepts.**Learning outcomes**

Students should be able to: discuss the standard model of particle physics; derive and solve relativistic wave equations; predict particle properties using relativistic kinematics; discuss symmetries, conservation laws and violation of C, P and CP symmetries; discuss some aspects of particle physics beyond the standard model.

### Syllabus

Classification of particles; tensor/index notation; relativistic wave equations; relativistic kinematics; gauge invariance and the gauge principle; the Standard Model of Particle Physics; symmetries and conservation laws, and broken symmetries; a brief introduction to particle physics beyond the Standard Model if time permits.

### Teaching methods

Delivery type | Number | Length hours | Student hours |

Lecture | 33 | 1.00 | 33.00 |

Private study hours | 117.00 | ||

Total Contact hours | 33.00 | ||

Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) | 150.00 |

### Private study

Revise lectures;read around material in recommended books;

practise problem solving.

### Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly homeworks (non-assessed)### Methods of assessment

**Coursework**

Assessment type | Notes | % of formal assessment |

Assignment | Coursework | 15.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Coursework) | 15.00 |

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

**Exams**

Exam type | Exam duration | % of formal assessment |

Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) | 2 hr 00 mins | 85.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Exams) | 85.00 |

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

### Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library websiteLast updated: 12/04/2019

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