The following table lists the specific topics and notes for each lecture, along with slides for selected lectures.
LEC # | TOPICS | LECTURE NOTES SECTIONS | LECTURE SLIDES |
---|---|---|---|
Chapter 1. Introduction to Nuclear Physics (PDF) | |||
1 | Introduction to the class | 1.1 | Lecture 1 slides (PDF - 1.7MB) |
2 |
Semi-empirical mass formula Intro to radioactive decay |
1.2–1.3 | Lecture 2 slides (PDF) |
Chapter 2. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (PDF) | |||
3 | Axioms and eigenstates | 2.1–2.3.2 | |
4 | Measurement and probability | 2.3.3–2.3.4 | Lecture 4 slides (PDF) |
5 | Operators, Schrödinger equation | 2.4 | |
6 | Commutator & Uncertainty Principle | 2.5 | |
Chapter 3. Radioactive Decay, Part I (PDF - 1.0MB) | |||
7 | Tunneling & scattering | 3.1–3.2 | Lecture 7 slides (PDF - 1.1MB) |
8 | Alpha decay | 3.3 | |
Chapter 4. Energy Levels (PDF) | |||
9 | Bound systems and energy levels | 4.1 | |
10 | Angular momentum | 4.2 | Lecture 10 slides (PDF) |
11 | Angular momentum: sum rules | ||
12 | Hydrogen atom | 4.3 | |
13 | Identical particles | 4.4 | |
Chapter 5. Nuclear Structure (PDF) | |||
14 | The deuteron | 5.2 | |
15 | Nuclear force & shell structure | 5.1, 5.3.1–5.3.2 | |
16 | Spin-orbit coupling | 5.3.3–5.3.4 | Lecture 16 slides (PDF - 1.4MB) |
Chapter 6. Time Evolution in Quantum Mechanics (PDF) | |||
17 | Time evolution | 6.1–6.3.1 | |
18 | Ehrenfest theorem – Fermi’s Golden Rule | 6.3.2–6.4 | |
Chapter 7. Radioactive Decay, Part II (PDF) | |||
19 | Gamma decay | 7.1 | Lecture 19 slides (PDF - 1.7MB) |
20 | Beta decay | 7.2 | |
Chapter 8. Applications of Nuclear Science (PDF - 1.4MB) | |||
21 | Cross section, charged particle scattering | 8.1.1–8.1.2 | |
22 | Rutherford scattering | 8.1.3 | Lecture 22 slides (PDF - 1.5MB) |
23 | Electromagnetic field interaction with matter | 8.1.4 | Lecture 23 slides (PDF) |
24 | Fusion | None | |
25 | Fission | None |