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402-0777-00L  Particle Accelerator Physics and Modeling I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersA. Adelmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

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AbstractThis is the first of two courses, introducing particle accelerators from a theoretical point of view and covers state-of-the-art modeling techniques. It emphasizes the multidisciplinary aspect of the field, both in methodology (numerical and computational methods) and with regard to applications such as medical, industrial, material research and particle physics.
ObjectiveYou understand the building blocks of particle accelerators. Modern analysis tools allows you to model state-of-the art particle accelerators. In some of the exercises you will be confronted with next generation machines. We will develop a Python simulation tool
(AcceLEGOrator) that reflects the theory from the lecture.
ContentHere is the rough plan of the topics, however the actual pace may vary relative to this plan.

- Particle Accelerators an Overview
- Relativity for Accelerator Physicists
- Building Blocks of Particle Accelerators
- Lie Algebraic Structure of Classical Mechanics and Applications to Particle Accelerators
- Symplectic Maps & Analysis of Maps
- Particle Tracking
- Linear & Circular Machines
- Cyclotrons
- Free Electron Lasers
- Collective effects in linear approximation
- Preview of Particle Accelerator Physics and Modeling II
LiteratureParticle Accelerator Physics, H. Wiedemann, ISBN-13 978-3-540-49043-2, Springer

Theory and Design of Charged Particle Beams, M. Reiser, ISBN 0-471-30616-9, Wiley-VCH
Prerequisites / NoticePhysics, Computational Science (RW) at BSc. Level

This lecture is also suited for PhD. students

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersA. Adelmann
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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402-0777-00 VParticle Accelerator Physics and Modeling I2 hrs
Fri10-12HIT F 31.2 »
A. Adelmann
402-0777-00 UParticle Accelerator Physics and Modeling I1 hrs
Fri13-14HIT F 12 »
A. Adelmann


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High-Energy Physics (Joint Master with EP Paris)Optional Subjects in PhysicsWInformation
Physics MasterSelection: Particle Physics, Nuclear PhysicsWInformation
Computational Science and Engineering MasterElectivesWInformation