Chapter 1 Mon: Introductions

1.1 Getting Started


  • Class introductions and course expectations
  • Outline of the course and subject matter
  • Comments on the textbook3
  • Words about the laboratory sessions
  • Words about the homework problems

1.2 Review of Course Prerequisites


  • Classical Newtonian physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Relativity
  • Quantum effects

1.3 Accelerators and Beams


  • Discussion of basic properties of particle beams desired in HEP, Nuclear Physics, Basic Energy Sciences, Industrial Applications, …, particularly:
    • efficient transport of produced beams to desired location at desired time with desired spot size, divergence, energy spread, time window (, polarization).
  • History of accelerator development
  • General description of a few accelerator systems
  • DC vs AC; linear vs circular
  • Luminosity and Brightness

1.4 Steering and Focusing Charged Particles


  • Magnetic rigidity and the principal trajectory
  • The need for transverse focusing
  • Striving for perfection – linear with hard edges vs. “real” elements
  • Building up our picture – transport; focus; accelerate; repeat; add perturbations
  • The drift space
  • Electrostatic vs. magnetostatic vs. electromagnetic elements
    • motion through a static transverse electric field
    • motion through a static transverse magnetic field
    • the use of time-varying fields; time scales
  • Electrostatic and magnetic elements
    • electrostatic cylindrical dipole bend
    • the dipole bending magnet
    • transverse focusing: quadrupoles
  • Comments on solenoid magnets; single particles vs. beams
  • The pillbox cavity; time focusing – more Wednesday
  • Discussion of Field Calculation Techniques

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