The Course

In this course (module) basic concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on nuclear structure and radiation interactions with matter. Nuclear forces; shell structure of the nucleus; alpha, beta, and gamma radioactive decays; interactions of nuclear radiations (charged particles, gammas, and neutrons) with matter; nuclear reactions; fission and fusion.
Neutrons and their role in nuclear reactors, slowing down of neutrons, reactors and their main components, shielding and safety, some applications of nuclear science; the elementary particles , and the fundamental forces in nature 

Course details

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
School: School of Science
Department: Department of Physics
Course title: Nuclear Physics
Course code: NPH6222
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic year 2016-2017
Lecturer: Fahmi Fariq Muhammad
Support: Office hours by appointment only
 Peer Reivewer 

Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.