5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work
|Language of instruction
Language of instruction is Finnish, but the exam and exercises can be done in English if agreed with the lecturer.
The course is held in the spring semester during the 4th period. It is recommended to complete the course at the second spring semester.
The student knows structure models 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 is familiar with fission and fusion reactions and how they can be exploited in energy production.
The student knows the standard model classification of elementary particles, their properties and interactions.
The student can explain main principles of particle accelerators and detectors, and how they are used in research.
The structure and properties of nuclei, nuclear forces, nuclear models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, properties and interactions of elementary particles.
|Mode of delivery
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures 32 h (of which 4 h can be reserved for 2 mid-term exams), 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 (761313A), Electromagnetism 1 (761119P). Supporting courses Electromagnetism 2 (761312A) and Solid state physics (763343A).
|Recommended optional programme components
No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously
|Recommended or required reading
A. Beiser: Concepts of Modern Physics, McGraw-Hill Inc.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Final examination or two intermediate exams.
The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.
|Working life cooperation
The course does not contain working life cooperation.
The web page of the course in Moodle