Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics
Student will gain basic knowledge about nuclear physics concepts as well as about different possibilities of nuclear physics applications in technology and medicine. Student will also attain practical skills to evaluate specific nuclear physics parameters.
- Explain external and internal properties of the atomic nucleus.
- Describe basic models of the atomic nucleus.
- Explain processes of nuclear collisions and nuclear reactions.
- Explain nuclear decays and radioactivity.
- Evaluate radiation energy losses by passage through matter.
- State radiation detectors and accelerators.
- Describe nuclear physics applications.
Forms of Teaching
Lectures with exercises and presentations in two cycles of 7 and 6 weeks.Consultations
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Seminar/Project||0 %||25 %||0 %||25 %|
|Attendance||0 %||5 %||0 %||5 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||0 %||35 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||0 %||35 %|
|Exam: Written||0 %||70 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- External properties of the atomic nucleus (charge, mass, size).
- Internal properties of the atomic nucleus (binding energy, spin, electrical and magnetic moment).
- Nuclear models (liquid drop model, shell model).
- Nuclear collisions and nuclear reactions (conservation laws, cross sections, fission, fusion).
- Nuclear decays (alpha-decay, beta-decay, gamma-decay).
- Radioactivity (radioactive decay law, decay chains, radiation doses).
- Radiation energy losses by passage through matter (charged and neutral particles).
- Midterm exam.
- Radiation energy losses by passage through matter (electromagnetic radiation).
- Radiation detectors.
- Accelerators. Nuclear forces.
- Fission nuclear energy.
- Fusion nuclear energy.
- Applications of nuclear physics in industry and medicine.
- Final exam.