Content and learning outcomes
Big Bang and the development of the Universe from particles under extreme conditions via nucleosynthesis in stars to atomic nuclei and matter. Dark matter. The force between protons and neutrons. The structure and mass of the nucleus and the various decay modes of unstable nuclei. Nuclear reactions and nuclear energy. The three families of quarks and leptons. The different forces and their exchange particles. The standard model. CERN.
Intended learning outcomes
To extend the knowledge of nuclear and particle physics, to enhance the understanding of the phenomena governing the composition and structure of the universe and to show how knowledge in this field can be used by the society.
Literature and preparations
W.S.C. Williams: Nuclear and Particle Physics (Clarendon, Oxford 1991. ISBN 0-19-852046-8, Paperback)
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
One written examination (TEN1; 6 university credits).
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web SH2101