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Nuclear Physics

COURSE CODE: PHY3102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 45
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Physics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The major part of the course will be an introduction to the theory of nuclei. The principal topics will include binding energy, nuclear models and nuclear reactions. The deuteron will be discussed in detail and the nuclear shell model will be treated as well as the nuclear optical model.

Elementary Particles: The Fundamental Interactions, Classification of Elementary Particles Conservation Laws and Symmetries; Quarks, the standard Model.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

This course is intended to acquaint the student with the measurable properties of nuclei and the principles necessary to perform these measurements.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

·         Explain that Nuclear Physics Course consists of two parts, Physics of nuclei and Introduction to elementary particle Physics.

·         Discuss the essential elementary concepts with comprehension of the phenomena governing reactor Physics.

·         Explain the fundamental concepts of radiation that control nuclear reactions, including fission and fusion that underpin nuclear science and engineering.

·         Examine how electricity is generated using nuclear reactors, through discussions of nuclear reactor types.

 


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