Course syllabus

Kärnfysik, fördjupningskurs
Nuclear Physics, Advanced Course

FKF021, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2013-04-10

General Information

Elective for: F4, F4-aft
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Oral examination. Passed hand-in exercises, laboratory works and reports.


Required prior knowledge: FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FYSC12

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Dirk Rudolph,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course will be co-ordinated with the corresponding course at the Science faculty.