Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: F4aft, F4. Course coordinator: Professor Dirk Rudolph,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 8. Assessment: Oral examination. Passed hand-in exercises, laboratory works and reports. Further information: The course will be co-ordinated with the corresponding course at the Science faculty. Home page:

The course is the first advanced course in the direction of subatomic physics.

The course is based on an introductory course in nuclear physics (e.g. FAF270) and is intended to give a deeper insight in the physics of the atomic nucleus and in addition a brief introduction to particle physics. Treated subjects are models of the nucleus, decay processes and nuclear reactions.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Theory of the nuclear force and the structure of the nucleons. Nuclear models. Radioactive decay, alpha-, beta and gamma emission. Nuclear reactions. Fission and fusion. Nuclear spectroscopy. Particle physics.

Krane, K.S.: Introductory Nuclear Physics. John Wiley & Sons 1988. ISBN 0-471-80553-X
Guides to laboratory work