Fundamentals of Electroweak Theory
Code  Completion  Credits  Range  Language 

02ZESI  Z,ZK  4  2+2  Czech 
 Lecturer:
 Jana Bielčíková (guarantor)
 Tutor:
 Miroslav Myška
 Supervisor:
 Department of Physics
 Synopsis:

The path to the phenomenological VA theory of the weak interactions. The idea of unification of weak and electromagnetic interactions. Nonabelian gauge fields and the Higgs mechanism. The GlashowWeinbergSalam standard model of electroweak interactions.
 Requirements:

Knowledge of basic course of physics, quantum mechanics and quantum field theory.
 Syllabus of lectures:

1. Neutron beta decay. Fermi theory.
2. Parity nonconservation.
3. Theory of 2component neutrino. Weyl's equation.
4. Muon decay.
5. Weak hyperon decays. The Cabbibo angle.
6. Weak interactions of quarks and leptons.
7. Model with charged intermediate vector boson W.
8. The idea of unification of weak and elekctromagnetic interactions.
9. NonAbelian gauge invariance and the YangMills field.
10. Spontaneous breaking of symmetry and Goldstone's boson.
11.12. Standard model of electroweak interactions proposed by Glashow, Weinberg and Salam.
 Syllabus of tutorials:

Solving exercises on the following topics:
1. Neutron beta decay. Fermi theory.
2. Parity nonconservation.
3. Theory of 2component neutrino. Weyl's equation.
4. Muon decay.
5. Weak hyperon decays. The Cabbibo angle.
6. Weak interactions of quarks and leptons.
7. Model with charged intermediate vector boson W.
8. The idea of unification of weak and elekctromagnetic interactions.
9. NonAbelian gauge invariance and the YangMills field.
10. Spontaneous breaking of symmetry and Goldstone's boson.
11.12. Standard model of electroweak interactions proposed by Glashow, Weinberg and Salam.
 Study Objective:

Knowledge:
Fundamentals of electroweak theory
Skills:
Individual calculations in the theory of electroweak interactions
 Study materials:

Key references:
[1] J. Hořejší: „Fundamentals of electroweak theory“, Karolinum, Praha 2002
Recommended references:
[2] W.Greiner, B.Müller: Gauge Theory of Weak Interactions, Springer, 2009
 Note:
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 The course is a part of the following study plans:

 Experimentální jaderná a částicová fyzika (compulsory course of the specialization)