Elementary Particle Physics


Elementary Particle Physics. An instructional program that describes the scientific study of the basic constituents of sub-atomic matter and energy, and the forces governing fundamental processes. Includes instruction in quantum theory, field theory, single-particle systems, perturbation and scattering theory, matter-radiation interaction, symmetry, quarks, capture, Schroedinger mechanics, methods for detecting particle emission and absorption, and research equipment operation and maintenance.


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Natural Sciences Managers 870 890 16 Caution $38.79 $23.87 $46.25
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Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 460 560 23 Good no record