Particle Physics: Basic Concepts

Stanford Course , Prof. Leonard Susskind

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Basic definitions, natural units (setting c and hbar to 1) - Wave basics, intro to QFT in the context of the harmonic oscillator, eliminating infinities by using periodic boundary conditions - Wave basics, intro to QFT in the context of the harmonic oscillator, eliminating infinities by using periodic boundary conditions - Energy conservation, waves, and fermions - The diary equations and Higgs Particles - Theory and mathematics of angular momentum - Theory and mathematics of particle spin and half spin, the Dirac equation, and isotopic spin - Theory and mathematics of particle spin and half spin, the Dirac equation, and isotopic spin -

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        (December 1, 2009) Leonard Susskind discusses the equations of motion of fields containing particles and quantum field theory, and shows how basic processes are coded by a Lagrangian. Stanford University httpwww.stanford.edu Stanford Continuing Studies Program httpcsp.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube httpwww.youtube.comstanford

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