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Particle Physics Teaching Material: Research Methods

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This textbook serves as a source of information for teachers and high school students on the research methods of particle physics including fundamental research questions, accelerator technology and detectors. A comprehensive collection of exercises is included.

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This textbook is part of a four-volume series of teaching material on particle physics developed by the German Netzwerk Teilchenwelt in cooperation with the Joachim Herz Foundation.

It covers the research methods of particle physics, especially particle accelerators and detectors in the context of fundamental research questions. For this purpose, the LHC and the ATLAS detector serve as examples and the identification process of particles on the basis of their signatures in multipurpose detectors is addressed. Connections to common contents of physics curricula like special relativity, conservation laws, electric and magnetic fields as well as the interactions of electrically charged particles with those fields are pointed out. Alongside, educational advice regarding the teaching methodology, learning goals and necessary prior knowledge is given. The volume also includes an extensive amount of exercises for the use in class.

The PDF file of the textbook can be downloaded here.

Printed versions of the textbook can be ordered free of charge by contacting Netzwerk Teilchenwelt via mail@teilchenwelt.de

All volumes of this teaching material can be downloaded at https://www.teilchenwelt.de/tp.

A more comprehensive collection of teaching material can be found at https://www.teilchenwelt.de/material/materialien-fuer-lehrkraefte/.

Post date: Thu, Jul 23, 2020 — 20:59
Updated date: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 — 02:03

Learning Topics

Physics
Conservation Laws
Cosmology
Mass
Matter / Antimatter
Neutrinos
Technology
Accelerators
Calorimetry
Detectors
Magnets
Particle Identification

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