PHY 321 - Nuclear Physics


1 Introduction
2 Rutherford atomic model and scattering cross sections
3 Collisions particle kinematics
4 Properties of atomic nuclei – nuclear radii and masses
5 Nuclear reactions and their kinematics
6 Radioactivity and radioactive chain decays
7 Alpha decay
8 Beta decay
9 Gamma decay
10 Nuclear fission, nuclear fusion and applications
11 Elements of “big bang” cosmology and nuclear astrophysics
12 Nuclear models  


Homeworks (10%)  Midterm Exam (40%)  Final Exam (50%)

Course Description


1. Kenneth S. Krane, "INTRODUCTORY NUCLEAR PHYSICS" John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-80553-X (Main Textbook).
2. W.N. Cottingham and D.A. Greenwood, "INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR PHYSICS", Greek Translation, ISBN 960-7643-18-6.
3. S.B. Patel, "AN INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR PHYSICS" John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-470-21130-X .
4. St. Charalambous, "INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR PHYSICS" University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
5. E. Fermi, "NUCLEAR PHYSICS", Original course notes compiled by the University of Chicago, ISBN 0-226-24365-6.
6. J.M. Blatt and V.F. Weisskopf, "THEORETICAL NUCLEAR PHYSICS" Springer-Verlag, ISBN 0-387-90382-8, ISBN 3-540-90382-8
(Classical Textbook, but rather for an advanced level).

Past Exams

Spring Semester 2016 Midterm Solutions Final Solutions