Hand in assignments (INL1; 4.5 hp) and a theory exam (TEN1; 3 hp).
The examination of the course will be a combination of homework problems and a theory exam. There will be three mandatory sets of homework problems during the course. These will be distributed and should be handed in according to the following scheme:
The theory exams (read: oral exams) will take place after or around the last lecture of the course. Each exam will take approximately 20 minutes. The time for the exam will be agreed upon between the student and the lecturer, but the student is obliged to take contact with the lecturer.
The different grades are: A, B, C, D, E, Fx, and F. The grades will be awarded according to the following scheme:
Homework problems (INL1)
< 40% of all problems correct
≥ 40% of all problems correct
≥ 60% of all problems correct
≥ 70% of all problems correct
≥ 80% of all problems correct
≥ 90% of all problems correct
In addition, you need to obtain at least 40 % on each homework problem set in order to obtain a passing grade (E or higher). If you obtain a total result of more than 40 %, but do not fulfill this criterion, you will be given the grade Fx and a chance to make a completing task for the grade E.
Theory exam (TEN1)
The theory exams are graded P (pass) or F (fail).
When you have passed both parts of the course (INL1 and TEN1), you will obtain a final grade. The final grade will be the same as your grade on the homework problems (INL1).
For PhD students, the different grades are: P (pass) and F (fail).
There is a course book:
D. Griffiths, Introduction to Elementary Particles, Wiley (2008)
Other books that can be used:
W.N. Cottingham and D.A. Greenwood, An Introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics, 2nd ed., Cambridge (2007)
F. Halzen and A.D. Martin, Quarks and Leptons, Wiley (1984)
Q. Ho-Kim and X.-Y. Pham, Elementary Particles and Their Interactions - Concepts and Phenomena, Springer (1998)
A. Seiden, Particle Physics - A Comprehensive Introduction, Addison-Wesley (2005)
H. Snellman, Elementary Particle Physics, KTH (2004)
M. Thomson, Modern Particle Physics, Cambridge (2013)