NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: NUCLEAR PHYSICS
COURSE CODE: SFG 4093
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: PROF.DR.KARSONO BIN AHMAD DASUKI
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course is meant to introduce  the concepts and theory of Nuclear Physics. Topics in this course will cover contents and nuclear stability. Ionised Radiation:        x-ray,alpha particle,beta particle and gamma –ray.Electron capture processes,internal exchange, Electron Auger and Annihilation processes.Alpha particle,beta particle,gamma ray and neutron interactions. Radioactive elements,radioactive series,radioactive decay law,radioactive decay series and radioactive equilibrium. Nuclear interactions: cross section interaction, kinematic interaction and other nuclear interactions. Liquid Drop Model: mass formula,semiemperic and its applications. Shell model: properties of nuclear magic number,trial potential. Optic model:compound nucleus and optics potential for neutron scattering
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM I/ YEAR 4
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

26

P

 

0

O

 

66

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To expand students exposure in some of the very importance topic in physics that is Nuclear Physics based on the level of knowledge that the students already acquired in the previous semester, in particular focussed on the concepts and applications of Nuclear Physics.

2.     To provide students the technique of understanding and solving problems relating to Nuclear Physics, because it is the foundation to understand other advanced applicatios in Physics..

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.    Explain the essential concepts, principles and theories of Nuclear Physics. (LO1-C4)

2.     Observe, predict, conduct and discuss results of scientific review in Areas of Nuclear  Physics. (P1 – LO2)..

3.    Demonstrate ethical standards of values, ethics and professionalism related to Applied Physics in life. (LO6- A3).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course is meant to expose students to quantum theory. Emphasis is given to the use of Schrodinger equation in cases of one and three dimensions, for example harmonic oscillator, central force and hydrogen atom. Formal aspects of operator and quantum states are emphasized in this cours
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures and oral presentation
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·    Quiz/Tutorial

·         One Assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration– Nuclear Physics. Based on Quranic Verses.

·    Mid-Term Test

·    Class Dialogue

10%

20%

25%

5%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % ·         Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.  Krane, K. S., 1987. Introductory Nuclear Physics. John Wiley & Sons.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Martin, b. R. 2006. Nuclear and Particle Physics: An Introduction. John Wiley & Sons.
  2. Bromberg, C. 2006. Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics.  World Scientific Publishing Company
  3. Lilley J. 2002. Nuclear Physics, Principles and Applications. John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Heyde K. 1992. Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics. IoP Publishing.