Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Registration on level 2 of a degree programme in physics.
Key topics in nuclear and particle physics including the standard model, conservation laws, Feynman diagrams, properties of nuclei and nuclear models (shells and collective states) including nuclear binding energy (semi-empirical mass formula) and energy levels, radioactive decay including selection rules, and nuclear reactions including fission and fusion. There is also a laboratory component, which is aimed at enhancing experimental and communication skills.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/phy-20009/lists
PHY-20009 aims to enable students to describe and explain key concepts in nuclear and particle physics, provide them with the problem solving skills required to address questions in nuclear and particle physics and carry out related numerical calculations. It also contains an element of laboratory work aimed at enhancing experimental and team working skills.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe and explain concepts and phenomena in nuclear and particle physics; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3solve problems independently; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3perform numerical calculations relevant to nuclear and particle physics; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2, 3execute and report on laboratory work within the context of physics; will be achieved by assessments: 4work in a team on a short technical project. will be achieved by assessments: 4
24 hours of lectures 12 hours problem classes36 hours laboratory work 24 hours laboratory reports and problem sheets 54 hours examination revision and private study
1: Unseen Exam weighted 60%
Description of Module Assessment
2 hour unseen examSection A: 10 short questions. Students to attempt all questions = worth 40% of the exam in total; Section B: A choice of 2 questions out of 4 = worth 60% of the exam in total.2: Tutorial weighted 10%
Assessment is based on weekly attendance and engagementCompleting assigned problems on Nuclear Physics in problem classes, with assistance given as necessary.3: Problem Sheets weighted 10%
Four problem sheetsCompleting assigned problems on Nuclear Physics in own time, independently.4: Report weighted 20%
Continuous assessment and group lab reportAssessment at the bench and as reported in laboratory diaries; accompanied by a detailed lab report describing the execution and results from an assigned group experiment.