UNIT 4. PARTICLE PHYSICS

1. Radioactivity

- Determine the number of neutrons and protons in nuclides.
- Describe three forms of radioactive decay and solve
  nuclear equations.
- Define half-life and calculate the amount of material and its
  activity remaining after a given number of half-lives.

2. The Building Blocks of Matter

- Describe the operation of particle detectors and particle
  accelerators.
- Define antiparticles and calculate the energy of y rays
  emitted when particles and their antiparticles annihilate one
  another.
- Describe the quark and lepton model of matter and explain
  the role of force carriers.

3. String Theories

- Understand the quest for a Grand Unified Theory
- Learn the foundations of string theories.