Course Information
SemesterCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleL+PCreditNumber of ECTS Credits

Course Details
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Unit First Cycle
Department / Program PHYSICS
Mode of Delivery Face to Face
Type of Course Unit Compulsory
Objectives of the Course Teaching the modeling of to atmospheric physics problems utilizing quanrum physics, and calculus (1-4).
Promoting the reporting of these solutions in an intelligible way (4).
Course Content Introduction to subatomic particles. Charge, mass and spin. Generalizing charge; weak and strong charges. Generalising spin; weak and strong interactions. Generalising mass; fundamental spinless particles.
Course Methods and Techniques
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
Course Coordinator None
Name of Lecturers Prof.Dr. RECAİ ERDEM
Assistants None
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources Gordon Kane. (1993). Modern Elementary Particle Physics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing
Lewis Ryder. (1975). Elementary Particles and Symmetries. New York. Gordon and Breach Science Pulishers.
D.H. Perkins. (1987). Introduction to High Energy Physics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
A. Das & T. Ferbel. (2004). Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics. Singapore; Teaneck, NJ: World Scientific.

Course Category

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"

Assessment Methods and Criteria
In-Term Studies Quantity Percentage
Midterm exams 2 % 50
Quizzes 0 % 0
Homeworks 10 % 10
Other activities 0 % 0
Laboratory works 0 % 0
Projects 0 % 0
Final examination 1 % 40
% 100

ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Weekly Course Time 14 3 42
Outside Activities About Course (Attendance, Presentation, Midterm exam,Final exam, Quiz etc.) 14 7 98
Application (Homework, Reading, Self Study etc.) 5 2 10
Exams and Exam Preparations 3 10 30
Total Work Load   Number of ECTS Credits 6 180

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 Comprehending the particle classification and the related theoriesin(PO1-4)
2 Comprehending particle interactions and tranformations (PO1).
3 Being able to generalize the the spin, mass and the charge concepts (PO1-3).
4 Comprehending the utility of symmetry concept in interactions and theories (PO 2-3).

Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 Introduction Lewis Ryder: Chapter 1
2 Symmetries and conservation laws Lewis Ryder: Chapter 2
3 Isospin Lewis Ryder: Chapter 3
4 Strangeness Lewis Ryder: Chapter 4
5 Isosin and strangeness selection rules in weak and electomagnetic interactions Lewis Ryder: Chapter 5
6 Electomagnetic structure of nucleons Lewis Ryder: Chapter 6
7 Resonances Lewis Ryder: Chapter 7
8 Weak interactions and parity violation Lewis Ryder: Chapter 8
9 K meson decays and CP violation Lewis Ryder: Chapter 9
10 Conserved vector current theory and unitary symmetry Lewis Ryder: Chapter 10
11 Unitary symmetry and quark model Lewis Ryder: Chapter 11
12 Cabibbo’s theory, chiral symmetry and current algebra Lewis Ryder: Chapter 12
13 Unified weak and electromagnetic forces Lewis Ryder: Chapter 13
14 String theories Lewis Ryder: Chapter 14
15 Final 1st week
16 Final 2nd week

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10
C1 4 3 1 1
C2 4
C3 4 3 1
C4 3 1

Contribution: 0: Null 1:Slight 2:Moderate 3:Significant 4:Very Significant