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2019/2020

Nuclear Physics

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
02ZJF Z,ZK 6 3+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Vladimír Wagner (guarantor)
Tutor:
Vladimír Wagner (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

This scientific field presents formidable challenges both experimentally and theoretically, simply because we are dealing with the submicroscopic domain, where much of our classical intuition regarding the behaviour of objects fails us. The lecture is a basic introduction to very interesting regions of subatomic physics.

Requirements:

Basic course of physics. Knowledge from classical mechanics, theory of relativity, electricity and magnetisms as well as thermodynamics.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Introduction - basic definitions and historical review

2.Collision kinematics

3.Cross section properties

4.Basic features of atomic nuclei and nuclear forces

5.Nuclear models

6.Radioactive decay of nuclei

7.Experimental techniques of nuclear and particle physics

8.Nuclear reactions

9.Nuclear matter, its study and features

10.Particles and their interactions

11.Unified theories of matter and interactions

12.Applications of nuclear and particle physics, nuclear astrophysics

Syllabus of tutorials:

Testing knowledge on particular problems from chapters:

1.Introduction - basic definitions and historical review

2.Collision kinematics

3.Cross section properties

4.Basic features of atomic nuclei and nuclear forces

5.Nuclear models

6.Radioactive decay of nuclei

7.Experimental techniques of nuclear and particle physics

8.Nuclear reactions

9.Nuclear matter, its study and features

10.Particles and their interactions

11.Unified theories of matter and interactions

12.Applications of nuclear and particle physics, nuclear astrophysics

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Fundamentals of nuclear and subnuclear physics, laws of microworld, understanding of experimental methods at subatomic physics.

Skills:

Basic understanding and calculations in nuclear and subnuclear physics

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] W.S.C. Williams : Nuclear and Particle Physics, Oxford Science Publications, 2001

[2] B. Povh, K. Rith, Ch. Scholz, F. Zetsche: Particles and Nuclei. An Introduction to the Physical Concepts, Springer 2004

Recommended references:

[3] Ashok Das, Thomas Ferbel: Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics, John Wiley and Sons, 1994

[4] P.E.Hodgson, E Gadioli and E.Gadioli Erba: Introductory Nuclear Physics, Oxford Science Publications, 1997

[5] A. Beiser: Concepts of Modern Physics, McGraw-Hill Companies Date Published, 1995

Media and tools:

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