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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 4608 [0.5 credit]

Nuclear Physics

Ground state properties of nuclei, nuclear forces, nuclear levels. Qualitative treatment of Fermi gas model, liquid drop model, shell model and collective model. Alpha, beta and gamma radioactivities. Fission. Passage of particles through matter. Particle detectors. Elements of neutron physics and nuclear reactors.
Prerequisites: PHYS 3606 or PHYS 3608 and PHYS 3701 or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.

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