Following your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
  • interpret Feynman diagrams for different reactions
  • follow the derivation in the text for how to estimate the mass of the meson
  • describe each of the elementary forces including their relative strength, mediating particle, rante and some manifestations
  • state characteristics of each of the following classifications: fermions, bosons, leptons, hadrons, mesonds and baryons
  • state the following conservation laws: baryon, lepton and strangeness
  • define the following symmetries: parity, charge conjugation and time reversal
  • follow the discussion of the text of the reason for the proposal of the charmed quark
  • list the rules for combining colors of quarks
  • explain quark confinement
  • be familiar with the division of quarks and hadrons each into three simple generations of matter
  • know the main ideas of the Standard Model, including which theories it combines
  • explain the goal of a Grand Unified Theory and the predictions it makes
  • be familiar with the operation of accelerators like synchrotrons, linear accelerators, fixed-target accelerators and colliders