PHYSICS 560       Nuclear Physics      Fall 1999

LECTURE SCHEDULE

  • Reading assignments are in:     NUCLEAR PHYSICS   by Samuel S. M. Wong
  • Homework assignments are to be handed in Friday at the end of the lecture.

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    [ Note: This schedule may change as the quarter develops ]


    Week  Lect  Date  Topics  Reading
    1-3  Sept 27-Oct 1
  • Lectures Week 1   (.ps)  
  • Introduction to Strong Interactions.
  • What is Nuclear Physics?
  • QCD, Nucleons, Pions
  • Isospin, Isospin Breaking
  • Assignment 1: (.ps)  due October 8
  • Solution 1: (.ps) 
  • Wong
    Chapter 1 (all)
    Chapter 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
    4-6  Oct 4-8
  • Lectures Week 2   (.ps) 
  • Scattering Theory
  • Effective Range Theory
  • Low-Energy Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering
  • Assignment 2(.ps)  due October 15
  • Solution 2: (.ps) 
  • Wong
    Appendix B (all)
    Chapter 3.1
    7-9  Oct 11-15
  •  Lectures Week 3   (.ps) 
  • Square Well Discussion of the Deuteron
  • One-Pion Exchange Potential
  • Assignment 3(.ps)  due October 29
  • Wong
    Chapter 3 (all)
    10-12  Oct 18-22
  •  Lectures Week 4   (.ps)
  • The Deuteron
  • Electrostatic Moments (Magnetic, Quadrupole) 
  • Wong
    4.6-4.7
    13-15 Oct 25-29
  •  Lectures Week 5   (.ps)
  • Binding energy per nucleon
  • SemiEmperical Mass Formula
  • Wong
    4.9
    16-18 Nov 1-5
     
    tba 
    19-21 Nov 8-12   tba 
    8 22-24 Nov 15-19   tba 
    25-26 Nov 22-26
  • Thanks Giving Nov. 25-26 
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    tba
    10  27-29 Nov 29-Dec 3   tba 

      11
    30-31 Dec 6-Dec 8   tba

      Final Exam: ??


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