The first part of the course will discuss nuclear
physics. Properties of nuclei and details of popular nuclear models,
properties of nuclear decays and nuclear reactions will be discussed
in brief, but in a self-consistent manner. The second part will
discuss the basics of particle physics. In this part, the
fundamental forces and the dynamics of elementary particles under
these forces will be considered. After introducing relativistic
quantum mechanics, relativistic formulation of Maxwell’s Equations
and quantum electrodynamics will be discussed. This will be
developed into the weak and strong nuclear forces based on the
principle of gauge symmetry. The course will also introduce the
physical principles of particle accelerators and detectors,
including a very brief picture of the modern day complex detectors.

Week

Topics

1.

Basic Properties of the
Nucleus

2.

Nuclear Force

3.

Nuclear Models

4.

Radioactive Decays

5.

Nuclear Reactions

6.

Particle Accelerators and
Detectors

7.

Modern Complex Detectors

8.

Elementary Particles and
Fundamental Forces

9.

Quark Model, Structure of
protons and neutrons

10.

Relativistic Quantum
Mechanics, QED

11.

Scattering Theory

12.

Gauge Symmetry

12.

Electroweak Symmetry
Breaking: Higgs Mechanism

Basic Quantum Mechanics

Nuclear and Particle Physics - Kenneth Krane

Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics (World Scientific) â€“ A. Das, T. Ferbel

Particles and Nuclei (Springer) â€“ Povh, Rith, Scholz, Zetsche

Particle Physics a comprehensive introduction (Pearson) â€“ A. Seiden

Quarks and Leptons (Wiley) â€“ Halzen and Martin

NIL

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