Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

- CATALOG DATA:
- Three hours lecture. Special theory of relativity; nuclear structure; radioactivity; nuclear reactions; nuclear forces; fission; fusion; high energy particle and astrophysics. Experimental apparatuses and techniques.
- PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
- PH 3613
- OBJECTIVES:
- To give students an introduction to nuclear and particle physics. The course will cover the following topics: nuclear properties, radioactive decay, nuclear structure, nuclear forces, nuclear reactions, fission, fusion, particle physics, nuclear astrophysics, experimental apparatuses and techniques.
- TOPICS COVERED:
- Review of Quantum Mechanics
- Nuclear Properties, Forces, and Models
- Radioactive Decay and Radiation Detection
- Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay
- Nuclear Reactions and Fission
- Accelerators
- Nuclear Astrophysics
- Particle Physics

- CLASS WEB PAGE:
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