Fundamental Particles includes the following learning objectives:

  • Explain the concept of a fundamental particle;
  • Identify four fundamental forces and their exchange particles;
  • Classify particles as Baryons, Mesons, Leptons and Bosons and understand their structure;
  • Applications of the conservation laws for charge, baryon number, lepton number and strangeness to particle interactions;
  • Understand the process of beta-minus and beta-plus decay;
  • Knowledge of annihilation and pair production and the energies involved.

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