Discussion of the origin of covalent bonds, Coulombs Law, and the names and properties of particles - Quantum chromodynamics, the theory of quarks, gluons, and hadrons - The rotation of space - Group theory - Gauge theories - spontaneous symmetry breaking and gauge invariance - Explanation of the Higgs phenomena by discussing how spontaneous symmetry breaking induces mass - Explanation of the masses of quarks and leptons
(January 11, 2010) Leonard Susskind, discusses the origin of covalent bonds, Coulombs Law, and the names and properties of particles.
This course is a continuation of the Fall quarter
on particle physics. The material will focus on
the Standard Model of particle physics, especially
quantum chromodynamics (the theory of quarks) and
the electroweak theory based on the existence of the
Higgs boson. We will also explore the inadequacies
of the Standard Model and why theorists are led to
go beyond it.
This course was originally presented in Stanfords Continuing Studies program.
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