Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
High Energy Physics PHY421 7 4 + 0 8

Prerequisites Non

Language English
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. HAYDAR ARSLAN
Instructors Assoc.Prof. HAYDAR ARSLAN
Goals This course aims to introduce the elementary particles and their interactions and teach basic concepts of particle physics.
Contents Historical Developments, Accelerators, Detectors, Measurment Techniques, Relativistic Kinematics, Mass Determination and Conservation of Half Life, Symmetry Principles, Spin Parity, Determination of isospin and other Quantum Numbers, Electromagnetic Interactions and Form Factor, Weak Interactions, Neutrinos, Neutral Caons.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Knows the elementary particles and their interactions.
2 Recognize the experimental apparatus used in particle physics.
3 Solve the problems in elementary particle physics.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lectures are given on blackboard
Assessment Methods Two midterm exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to High Energy Physics, History of Elementary Particles [1] Page 1-28
2 Production of Elementary Particles and Their Detection [1] Page 29-45
3 Standard Model, Elementary Particles and Forces [1] Page 46-60
4 Experimental Apparatus, Accelerators, Colliders, Detectors [1] Page 61-78
5 I. MIDTERM EXAM Lectures should be reviewed by the student.
6 Relativistic Kinematics [1] Page 79-87
7 Four Vectors, Mandelstam Variables [1] Page 88-93
8 Lorentz Transformations [1] Page 93-100
9 Scattering and Decay Problems [1] Page 99-103
10 Feynman Diagrams [1] Page 200-210
11 II. MIDTERM EXAM Lectures should be reviewed by the student.
12 Symmetries in Particle Physics [1] Page 103- 113
13 Symmetries and Groups [1] Page 114-120
14 Conservation Laws [1] Page 120-135

Textbook Introduction to Elementary Particles, David Griffiths, 1987.
Additional Resources Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, F. Halzen and A. D. Martin, 1984.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 2 100
In-Term Total 2 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has textbooks containing current information, application tools and equipment , and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge supported by other resources in a scientific approach. x
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education.
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the physics field. x
4 Updates the information on daily conditions. x
5 Comments on and evaluate the data by using advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field, identifies and analyzes the current problems of technological developments, and comes up with solutions based on research and evidence. x
6 Has the ability to conceptualize the events and facts related with the field; analyze them with scientific methods and techniques. x
7 Designs and performs experiments to analyze the problems, collects data, performs analyzes and comment on the results. x
8 Carries out an advanced study related to the field independently.
9 Takes on responsibility individually and as a team member in order to solve unpredictable and complex problems encountered in applications related to the field.
10 Plans and manages the activities in a project under his responsibility for development.
11 Plays a role in the process of decision making when faced with problems about different discipline fields.
12 Uses time effectively in the process of inference with the ability of thinking analytically.
13 Evaluates the advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field with a critical perspective.
14 Determines the learning requirements and leads the learning process.
15 Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.
16 Is aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and develops his Professional knowledge and skills continuously.
17 Informs people and organizations about the topics related to their fields; expresses his ideas and suggestions for solutions to problems in both oral and written form.
18 Shares his ideas and suggestions for solutions to the problems with experts and non-experts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data.
19 Organizes projects and activities for social environment he lives in with an awareness of social responsibility.
20 Follows advances in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
21 Uses information and communication technology along with software the Human Sciences the field requires at an advanced level.
22 Uses his knowledge of human health and environmental awareness acquired in their fields for society’s ends.
23 Behaves in a way adhering to the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in the process of data collection, commenting, application, publicizing the results related with the field.
24 Has a sufficient level of awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality management, acting in a suitable way in processes and attendance (Instead of quality culture) the protection of cultural values, protection of the environment and health and security in the professional field.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 8 112
Mid-terms 2 20 40
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load (h) 228
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 7.6
ECTS Credit of the Course 8