Subatomic Physics

Course Code :1002WETSFY
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Credit for Math. methods for physics I, II & III, Gen. physics I, II & III, Experimental physics I, Computer practicum, Intro. analytical mechanics, Intro.quantum mechanics and Intro. relativity theory & elementary particles.
Contact hours:60
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Pierre Van Mechelen

3. Course contents *


The first part of the course treats the elementary particles and their interactions.  A second part treats different aspects of nuclear physics.

Part 1: Particle Physics

Symmetries and conservation laws; quark struture of hadrons; strong interactions; weak interactions; electronweak unification

Part 2: Nuclear Physics

Properties of nuclei; shell model; alfa decays and fission; excited nuclei; nuclear reactions, fission and fusion; radio activity and life