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766344A Nuclear and particle physics, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 766344A  Validity 01.12.2015 -
Name Nuclear and particle physics  Abbreviation Nuclear and par 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3251 Physics 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Field of Physics 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS cr

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Timing 

2nd spring

 
Learning outcomes 

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.

 
Contents 

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 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 30 h, 8 exercises (16 h), self-study 87 h

 
Target group 

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 

Final examination.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

 
Grading 

Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

 
Person responsible 

Minna Patanen

 
Working life cooperation 

No work placement period

 
Other information 

Course website

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Nuclear and particle physics  Course  Minna Patanen  10.03.20 -29.04.20

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