Class #1 (Jan. 10) Reading Questions - Particle Physics, Secs. 1-3



1. Name the 3 types of radioactivity and the associated "particle" for each type. Also identify which force (strong, weak, or electromagnetic) is responsible for each of these.


2. What is meant by a Lorentz covariant theory? Do you think Maxwell's equations are Lorentz covariant? What about Schrodinger's equation?


3. Can X-rays (wavelength ~1 Angstrom) be used to probe the structure of a nucleus? Please explain.


4. Give two features that distinguish bosons from fermions.



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