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Details for Course FKF021F Nuclear Physics, Advanced Course

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  • FKF021F
  • Temporary
Course Name
  • Nuclear Physics, Advanced Course
Course Extent
  • 7.5
Type of Instruction
  • Course given jointly for second and third cycle
Administrative Information
  • 7134 (Department of Physics / Nuclear Physics)
  •  -11-26
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

Current Established Course Syllabus

  • The course is intended to give a deeper insight in the physics of the atomic nucleus in a quantum mechanical point of view. Treated subjects are models of the nucleus, decay processes and nuclear reactions. The course has many connections to ongoing research in basic and applied nuclear physics at Lund University.
  • Nuclear forces, nuclear models, radioactive decay, alpha, beta and gamma emission, nuclear reactions, fission and fusion, nuclear reactors, astrophysical aspects of nuclear physics, nuclear spectroscopy.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • * have profound knowledge about the physics of the atomic nucleus
    * be able to explain how the nucleus can be described by different quantum mechanical models
    * have an understanding of the quantum mechanical description of the decay process.
    * have an understanding of the quantum mechanical description of nuclear reactions.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to apply quantum mechanical methods for analysis and calculation in nuclear physics.
    have developed the ability to analyze, combine and relate different topics of the course content for a more fundamental understanding of the atomic nucleus, representing a many body quantum system.
    have improved the ability to present experimentally achieved results in written and oral form
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • The course is co-ordinated with the corresponding course at
    the Science faculty (FYSC12).
Examination Formats
  • Oral exam
  • Written assignments
  • Oral examination, requires passed problem sheets (written assigments), laboratory works and reports. The laboratory works are made in groups.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Krane, K.: Introductory Nuclear Physics (or comparable book on basic Nuclear Physics).
  • Handouts
Further Information
Course code
  • FKF021F
Administrative Information
  •  -11-26
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

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Valid from First hand in Second hand in Established
Spring 2014 2013‑11‑20 11:10:31 2013‑11‑20 15:56:13 2013‑11‑26

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