Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics 2003

Physics 323

Lectures + Exercises: Wednesdays 13.15-17.00.
Auditorium M, Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 21.

Physics 323 is an introductory course in subatomic physics. It is assumed that students have previously followed the first five semesters of the physics study and are familiar with quantum meachnics and the theory of special relativity. The course is rated to 2 points (5 ECTS). As a general rule, there will be two hours of lectures and two hours of exercises per week. The exam is oral. Grade is passed or not passed.

The course is divided into two major parts:

Nuclear Physics

Teacher:J.J. Gaardhøje
Book: Kenneth S. Krane, Introduction to Nuclear Physics, John Wiley and Sons.

Particle Physics

Teacher:Mogens Dam
Book: Povh, Rith, Scholz, and Zetsche, Particles and Nuclei.

Exam 2003:

Wednesday 25/6 and Thursday 26/6 9:00 in D317 HCØ

Final schedule for exam

The exam is oral of approx. 20 mn. duration. Grade is passed or not passed. At the start of the exam the student selects at random his/her question.

There is also a possibility of chosing an article exam.

The examination will be of approx. 20 mn duration. The candidate will draw a question at random, and is expected to have prepared an oral contribution about the topic appropriate for a 15mn presentation and discussion. In general we expect the candidate to maintain as much of the initiative as possible, but there will be supplemental clarifying questions leading up to a (hopefully) pleasant and constructive discussion.

There are four questions in nuclear physics and four questions in particle physics.

For the article exam candidates have about 3 days to prepare their 'talk'. The examination should take the article as a starting point but will also include questions in the general background material from the course. Also here the weight is on the general understanding of the basic physics ideas and arguments, and not on very detailed and formal derivations etc.

In general the examination is without 'helping material'. Thus central arguments and the shape of the most important curves and plots should be remembered and discussed. The philosophy is that it is important to be able to remember the trend of the curves and the major argument associated with them , the values on the axes etc, rather than focussing on small details.

The course is graded 'passed' or 'non-passed'.

Article exam:
Articles will be handed out Saturday 21/6 12:00 in Aud. M
When you have drawn your article, you will be alotted a day and time for presentation.
There will be a 50% probability of drawing an article in nuclear physics and 50% for particle physics.

People who have signed up for the article exam:

Andersen, Mads Lykke (26/6)
Nielsen, Stephan Marius Voss
Kindt, Louise
Hansen, Per Lunnemann
Berg, Katrine
Pena Cortes, Alvaro Julian
Andersen, Henrik Højhave
Osterman, Trine Wrist (early 25/6)
Andersen, Martin Skou (25/6)
Olsen, Lone Djernis
Jakobsen, Andreas (25/6 9:20)
Ryttov, Thomas Aaby
Jespersen, Per Benjamin
Pedersen, Liselotte Jauffred
Kristensen, Anette
Michelsen, Kasper Grosman
Sørensen, Alex
Gaarde, Anders Borg (25/6 9:40)
Czyczuta, Sofia Anna
Lussange, Johann
Givskud, Alex D.
Lyngsøe, Jens Kristian (26/6)
Garmund, Martin Køhler

People who have not expressed wishes to take an article exam:

Sørensen, Thomas Hamann
Stilling, Mikkel (26/6)
Andersen, Anders Ellenshøj
Larsen, Rasmus Peter
Nielsen, Bo Melholt
Kaat, Gregers Alexander
Gomez Juanes, Luis
Quis, Ali
Nyholm, Thomas
Olausson, Christina Bjarnal Thulin
Kristensen, Iben Sig (25/6 9:00)
Larsen, Kenneth Malmstrøm

If you find yourself on the wrong list, please react as soon as possible!

Mogens Dam,
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