SH2302 Nuclear Physics 8.0 credits

Kärnfysik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Nuclear forces and the structure of the nucleon. Nucleon-nucleon interactions. The deuteron. Nuclear stability. Overview of nuclear models. Nuclear decay (radioactivity). Nuclear reactions. Nuclear astrophysics (nucleosynthesis, stellar processes) Interactions of ionizing radiation in matter. Principles for detection of ionizing radiation. Particle accelerators and their applications. Nuclear energy production (fission, fusion). Nuclear medicine. Material analysis and other applications of nuclear physics.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims to give the students a broad knowledge of nuclear physics, to increase their understanding of phenomena in the microcosmos and of fundamental physical principles, and also to demonstrate how society can benefit from our knowledge in this field. The course also has an emphasis on laboratory work using advanced nuclear instrumentation.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Recommended prerequisites: Previous knowledge corresponding to SH1009 Modern Physics.

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Literature

K. Krane, Introductory Nuclear Physics, J. Wiley & Sons, 1988
N.A. Jelley, Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics, Oxford University Press, 1990
S.S.M. Wong, Introductory Nuclear Physics, 2nd Ed., J. Wiley& Sons, 1998.

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Laboratory instructions

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Other requirements for final grade *

One written examination (TEN1; 4 university credits).
Laboratory work (LAB1; 4 university credits) with written reports.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Bo Cederwall

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SCI/Undergraduate Physics

Main field of study *

Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Contact

Bo Cederwall, cederwall@nuclear.kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • 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.