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Introduction to subatomic physics - 4PMBISP6

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 8.0
    • Tutorials 4.0


    ECTS 1.0


Acquire a basic knowledge of the composition of atomic nuclei, models to describe them, fundamental forces, interactions and special relativity.

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0- Introduction : particles, forces, nucleus, unities
1- Radioactive decay
2- History of nuclear physics : Rutherford experimentation
3- Interactions probabilities, cross sections
4- Nucleus models : liquid drop and nuclear shell models
5- Special relativity


Very basic knowledge about relativistic mechanics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics


Semester 7 - The exam is given in english only 

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Semester 7 - This course is given in english only EN

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Curriculum->BIOMED->Semester 7


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  • N.A., Jelley, "Fundamentals of nuclear physics", Cambridge University Press, 1990
  • W.S.C. Williams, "Nuclear and particle physics", Clarendon Press, 1996
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