This page lists the assigned readings in textbooks, plus supplemental readings on selected topics.

[Krane] = Krane, Kenneth S. *Introductory Nuclear Physics.* 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 1987. ISBN: 9780471805533.

[Griffiths] = Griffiths, David J. *Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*. 2nd ed. Addison-Wesley, 2004. ISBN: 9780131118928.

LEC # | TOPICS | READINGS |
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1–2 |
- Nuclear nomenclature
- Binding energy and Semi-empirical mass formula (SEMF)
- Radioactive decay
| [Krane] Sect. 3.1, 3.3; 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5 ## SupplementalOriginal paper introducing the SEMF: Weizsäcker, C. F. v. "Zur Theorie der Kernmassen." |

3–6 |
- Laws of quantum mechanics
- States, operators, and eigenvalues
- Measurement and probability
- Energy eigenvalue problem
- Operators and Uncertainty problem
| [Griffiths] Ch. 1; Sect. 2.1, 2.4; Ch. 3 ## SupplementalShort review of the Fourier transform (PDF) Short review of linear algebra: Introduction to Eigenvalues (PDF) Strang, Gilbert. Cox, P. A. "Electron Spin and the Pauli Exclusion Principle." Chapter 5.3 in Greiner, Walter. - Sect. 1.6, p. 5
- Sect. 3.5–3.6, pp. 46–50
- Sect. 4.1–4.4, pp. 67–76
Sakurai, J. J., and J. J. Napolitano. Sections 1.1 and 1.2 in |

7–8 |
- Scattering and tunneling in quantum mechanics
- Alpha decay
| [Griffiths] Ch. 2.5 [Krane] Ch. 8.1–8.4 |

9–13 |
- Bound problems
- Quantum mechanics in 3D: angular momentum
- Identical particles
| [Griffiths] Sect. 2.2, 2.6; Ch. 4; Sect. 5.1, 5.2 ## Supplemental"The Free Particle." Section 2.4 in [Griffiths]. |

14–16 |
- Characteristics of the nuclear force
- The deuteron
- Nuclear models
| [Krane] Sect. 4.1, 4.4 |

17–18 |
- Time-dependent Schrödinger equation
- Fermi's Golden Rule
| [Griffiths] Sect. 9.1 |

19–20 |
- Gamma decay
- Beta decay
| [Krane] Sect. 9.1–9.3 [Krane] Sect. 10.1–10.4, 10.6 |

21–25 |
- Interaction of radiation with matter
- Fusion
- Fission
| [Krane] Sect. 11.1, 11.4–11.8; 13.1–13.3; 14.1–14.2 ## Supplemental |