Session 1 Links, Materials, Assignment
Historical Overview of the Standard Model’s Development - Part 1
July 1, 2020
7pm - 9pm Eastern time
Learning objectives: Understand the driving motivations and important events in the history of particle physics and quantum field theory. Part 1 will cover the theories of the ancient Greeks up to the development of quantum mechanics.
Homework assignment (due July 1):
- Look over the Zoom etiquette handout, attached.
- Make a video introducing yourself using the course Flip Grid:
- Go to flipgrid.com
- Scroll down a bit and in the "Enter a Flip Code" box, enter: qnsst2020
- Password is: Fermilab
- Hit the large green plus sign and record your video. Please make sure to include your name, QuarkNet center, and what you teach.
- When finished, watch other people’s intro videos to start getting to know the rest of the class!
- Do the Heisenberg uncertainty principle data exercise on the QuarkNet website: https://quarknet.org/sites/default/files/heisenberg_student_%2023sep2019.pdf In particular, be prepared to discuss the following three questions:
- What happens to Δx when Δp increases? (Can you describe it mathematically?)
- How does your mathematical model support or contradict Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle? Describe your reasoning.
- How would improving the experimental setup change these results and your claims?
The homework should take approximately one hour to complete.
- History of atomic chemistry
- Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Teacher’s resource for Heisenberg uncertainty principle data activity (with additional references): https://quarknet.org/data-portfolio/activity/what-heisenberg-knew
- Ultraviolet catastrophe
- Relationship between energy, momentum, and mass
QuarkNet reference guide: https://quarknet.org/page/energy-momentum-and-mass
QuarkNet data activity: https://quarknet.org/data-portfolio/activity/energy-momentum-and-mass
- Discovery of the neutron
Video (first 5 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nvq-63ild0&list=PLCfRa7MXBEspXPQVseC0dDV8nWfQXe_6g