Course

P307 Nuclei & Particle Physics

Course No: 
P307
Credit: 
4
Approval: 
UG-Core
Syllabus: 
  1. Nuclear systematics and stability (masses, sizes, spins, magnetic moments, quadrupole moments, energetics) and stability against particle emission, beta decay
  2. Nucleon-Nucleon interaction, space-time symmetries, conservation laws, isospin symmetry, low energy (effective range, shape independence, meson exchange picture (qualitative).
  3. Liquid drop model, compound nucleus and fission, nuclear vibrations and rotations
  4. Shell model, introduction to Hartree-Fock, spins and magnetic moments
  5. Direct nuclear reactions
  6. Mesons and baryons, resonances, SU(3) classification, isospin and strangeness, quark model, colour
  7. Weak interactions (nuclear and particle decays, neutrinos etc) 
Reference Books: 
  1. Introduction to Nuclear Physics by Roy and Nigam
  2. Nuclear Physics by Preston and Bhaduri
  3. Introduction to particle physics by Griffith
  4. Introduction to particle physics by Perkins
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