Ohio University

Particles And Nuclei III

**Relativistic
Heavy
Ion Collisions, Nonperturbative QCD, and Other Selected Topics**

Syllabus

Assignments

Problem Set #1 Due Wed. April 11 in my mailbox:

-Vogt Ch. 1 Exercises 1,2,3. For 1 only do Ekin = 0.5, 2, 200 GeV. For 2, do only sqrt(s) = 1800, 5500, and 14000. For 3, do only O,Sn, Pb.

-4) Derive why dy = dp

-5) Show why or in what cases (1/(2pipT) dsigma/dydpT) is equal to the Lorentz Invariant Cross Section.

First Paper/Presentation Assignments (20 minute presentations in class, Friday April 20th)

-Group 1) Bijaya and Brian: Seminal Bjorken Paper: Only Read Section I and II.

-Group 2) Linda, Sushil, and Cody First PHENIX Flow Paper

-Group 3) Shamim, Arbin First PHENIX Multiplicity Paper (And First PHENIX Physics Paper Overall)

Problem Set #2 Due Wed May 9th in my mailbox.

-Please refer to this pdf: Problem Set 2

Problem Set #3 Due Wed May 25th in my mailbox.

-Please refer to this pdf: Problem Set 3

Last Assignment, Due Friday June 1, in my mailbox

-Short paper report of Reading Assignments discussed in class, and with details specified in the email from me.

Reading from Wong for Cody/Brian Topic 2).

Jiri Chyla Free Textbook online "Quarks, partons and Quantum Chromodynamics" (very nice reference for virtually all of this course)

which contains the reading assignment for Bijaya and Arbin.

-3 or more pages, Font Size <= 12 point

Questions: Directions

-1) Summarize the entire reading assignment,
include
important points explained therein, you should include plots, if
appropriate.

-2) Explain the derivation of (you don't
need to DO the
derivation) and the significance of the 2 most important equations

-3) Relate at least one or more equations to
formulas or
topics we discussed in class at any point.

Links

Required Reading

Vogt, Ch 1,2,3, 9, 8

Optional Reading

Wong String Model

Other

no-cost version of Visual Studio (download Visual C++ only, default v10.0 but v9.0 is also available under "2008 Express")

Link for ROOT MSIs (choose appropriate based on version of C++)

root_file_with_rhicdata

macro_legendre_polys

macro_legendre_polys-wfix

Neat Web Page to do glauber calcs online!

Class Notes

Class Slides now on blackboard-first part

Class Slides now on blackboard_part2 post scattering