5 ECTS cr
|Language of instruction
The student knows the structure and key properties of atomic nuclei, the most important ways in which the nuclei undergo radioactive decay, and is familiar with some technological applications based on nuclear properties and radioactivity. The student can explain fission and fusion reactions.
The student knows the key varieties of subatomic particles, their properties and interactions. The student can explain main principles of particle accelerators and detectors, and how they are used in research.
This course deals with the structure and properties of nuclei, nuclear forces, nuclear models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, properties and interactions of fundamental particles, and unified theories of fundamental interactions.
|Mode of delivery
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures 30 h, 8 exercises (16 h), self-study 87 h
Primarily for the students of the degree programme in physics.
Also for the other students of the University of Oulu.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Atomic physics 1 (766326A), Electromagnetism (766319A). An important supporting course is Thermophysics (766328A/766348A).
|Recommended optional programme components
No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously
|Recommended or required reading
Textbooks: H. D. Young and R. A. Freedman: University Physics, 13th edition, Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2012, or earlier editions (in part), R. Eisberg and R. Resnick: Quantum physics of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei, and particles, John Wiley & Sons (in part). Additional material available from the web pages of the course.
Course material availability can be checked here.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.
Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail
|Working life cooperation
No work placement period