Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics
- Explain external and internal properties of the atomic nucleus
- Explain physical principles in nuclear reactions
- Describe different types of nuclear reactions
- Explain radioactive decay law and alpha, beta and gamma decay
- Describe interaction of radiation with matter
- Describe applications of nuclear physics: detectors, accelerators, fission and fusion nuclear reactors
Forms of Teaching
Lectures with exercises and presentations in two cycles of 7 and 6 weeks.Seminars and workshops
Non mandatory seminar.Exercises
Solving problems.Partial e-learning
Questions and answers after seminar presentations.
By decision of the Faculty Council, in the academic year 2019/2020. the midterm exams are cancelled and the points assigned to that component are transferred to the final exam, unless the teachers have reassigned the points and the grading components differently. See the news for each course for information on knowledge rating.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Class participation||0 %||5 %||0 %||5 %|
|Seminar/Project||0 %||25 %||0 %||25 %|
|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 potential and energy levels; Nuclear models (liquid drop model, shell model).
- Cross section; Differential cross section; Reaction rate; Types of nuclear reactions and conservation laws.
- Types of nuclear reactions and conservation laws; Kinematics of nuclear reactions (reaction Q value, threshold energy).
- Fission nuclear reaction; Fusion nuclear reaction.
- Radioactive decay law; Radioactive chains; Radiation doses.
- Alpha decay; Beta decay; Gamma decay.
- Midterm exam.
- Interactions of heavy charged particles with matter; Interactions of electrons with matter.
- Interactions of electrons with matter; Interactions of gamma rays with matter.
- Interactions of gamma rays with matter; Interactions of neutrons with matter.
- Detectors (gas-filled detectors, scintillation detectors, semiconductor detectors, chambers, neutron detectors); Accelerators (electrostatic accelerators, linear accelerators, cyclotron accelerators).
- Applications of nuclear physics in industry; Applications of nuclear physics in medicine.
- Fission nuclear reactors; Fusion nuclear reactors.
- Final exam.
Computing (study)Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)Elective Courses (6. semester)
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K. Bethge (2007.), Kernphysik: Eine Einführung, Springer
R.M. Mayo (1988.), Introduction to Nuclear Concepts for Engineers, American Nuclear Society
K.S. Krane (1987.), Introductory Nuclear Physics, J. Wiley & sons
W.T. Hering (1999.), Angewandte Kernphysik, Teubner
W.N. Cottingham, D.A. Greenwood (2001.), An Introduction to Nuclear Physics, Cambridge University Press
L3 English Level
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