Level:Part II (any yr)
Course Convenor:Dr V Kartvelishvili
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Prior to PHYS366, the student must have successfully completed:
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Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabusback to top
The module will cover various topics including: symmetries and transformations; groups, group invariants and generators; irreducible representations; orthogonal groups O(2) and O(3); unitary groups SU(2) and SU(3); applications to spin, isospin, colour and flavour of elementary particles.
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Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
· To provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the concepts and methods used in group theory.
· To apply these concepts and methods to problems in particle physics, cosmology and field theory.
Educational Aims: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
On successful completion of this module students will be able to...
· display a knowledge and understanding of the concepts of transformation, invariance and symmetry and their mathematical descriptions
· show a knowledge of the foundations of group theory and the specific properties of orthogonal and unitary groups
· apply this knowledge to various problems in particle physics and cosmology.
Learning Outcomes: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
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Curriculum Design: Select Bibliographyback to top
J. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics: An Introduction, Elsevier, 1997.
Curriculum Design: Single, Combined or Consortial Schemes to which the Module Contributesback to top
Compulsory module for BSc/MPhys Physics with particle physics and cosmology.