USPAS Accelerator Physics Fundamentals
GeneralThe course catalog page can be found here.
Text and Background Material
The primary text for the course is Syphers and Edwards "An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators", which will be provided for the students.
This course will be very similar to the previous Funamentals course taught in January, 2016. In particular, you may want to look at the homework and final from that course.
This course will use the MADX and G4Beamline programs for a couple of the homework problems.
MADX is a standard program for accelerator modeling. It is
supported for Windows, MACOs, and most linux systems. You can
download it from the CERN site here.
G4Beamline is a scripted version of the GEANT4 simulation package,
which is starndard for HEP detector simulation. You can download
the program here.
It is supported for Windows, MACOs and linux. The first time you
run the program, it will download quite a bit of data the GEANT needs
The output of G4Beamline is in ROOT files. If you are familiar
with ROOT, you make analyze them directly. Otherwise, a GUI
HistoRoot program can be found here. Note that HistoRoot requires a specific version of ROOT, which can be downloaded at the same location.
- Lecture 0: Formalities (PPT, PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 1: Overview (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 2: Relativity and E&M (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 3: Transverse Motion (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 4: Off-Momentum Particles (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 5: Longitudinal Motion (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 6: Closed Orbit Distortions (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 7: Matching and Insertions (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 8: Tricks of the Trade (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 9: Synchrotron Radiation and Light Sources (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 10: Resonances and Coupling (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lecture 11: Collective Effects (PPT,PDF,handouts)
- Lectures were made with PowerPoint on a Mac. After an annoying amount of effort, I thinkI've
solved all the imcompatibility problems with PowerPoint on
Windows. Please let me know if you have problems. They seem to work
with LibreOffice, but some of the animations are little wonky.
- If you want to recycle any of these slides, be aware that
mathemetical equations were made with MathType. If you don't have
that installed, you will be able to view but not edit them.
- Nicole Neveu, "Linacs", June 8, 2018 (PDF)
- Nicole Neveu, "Electron Guns", June 12, 2018 (PDF)
- Laura Boon, "Matterport", June 14, 2018 (PDF)
LabsHanded out in class.
Homework and FinalHomework will be assigned each day, with the exception of:
Unless otherwise specified, homework will be due the next morning.
- Friday, June 8 (no homework over the weekend!)
- Thursday, June 13 (study for final)
Final exam, given Friday, June 15, 2018:
Grade is based on:
The following figure shows the statistics for this course, out of
31 students taking the course for a grade. The score on the final
exam is percentage out of 70 points possible.
- Homework: 50%
- Labs: 30%
- Final: 20%
(last modified June 18, 2018 by Eric Prebys)