Course name: Nuclear and elementary particle physics 

Course status: compulsory 
Course language: polish 

Name of the teacher: prof. dr hab. Piotr Magierski 

Semester: 8 
Number of hours: 3/ 0/ _ (Lect/Classes/Lab) 

Code: 
Number of ECTS credits: 

Prerequsites: Quantum Mechanics 

Form of completion: Exam (written) 

Assessment methods: Final grade reflects students knowledge and understanding of the presented material. 

Aims of the course: During the course student gets acquainted with basics of elementary particle physics: particle properties and conservation laws in elementary particle reactions. Moreover he/she learns about properties of strong interaction and properties of atomic nuclei. After completing the course student is able to estimate binding energy of a given nucleus, determine some properties of its ground state and lowenergy excitations, as well as determine possible decay channels. 

Program:1. Introduction to elementary particle physics Classification of elementary particles.
2.
Nucleonnucleon interaction 3. Basic properties of atomic nuclei Size of atomic nuclei, nucleon density distribution in atomic
nucleus. 4. Nuclear models Fermi gas model: symmetry energy, density of states. 5. Nuclear reactions Pickup reactions.


Basic literature: 1. B.NerloPomorska, K.Pomorski, Wybrane działy teorii jądra atomu. 2. G.E. Brown, Unified Theory of Nuclear Models and Forces (North Holland Publ. Co., Amsterdam, 1967) – polish translation exists. 3. A.Bohr, B.Mottelson, Struktura jądra atomowego, t.I,II. 4. E.Leader, E.Predazzi, Wstęp do teorii oddziaływań kwarków i leptonów. 5. D.H. Perkins, Wstęp do fizyki wysokich energii, PWN 2004.
