625 - Nuclear Physics
University, Spring 2011)
- Homework will be assigned throughout
the semester on an approximately bi-weekly basis and account for 80% of
the course grade.
class: Wed Jan 19, last class: Tue May 03,
classes on Mar 14-18 due to spring break, Fri Apr 22 reading day)
Office : Cyclotron
(Building 434) Room 211
Office-Hrs : Tue 2-3pm, Wed+Fri
10-11am or by appointment
Phone : 845-1411 (ext. 226)
E-mail : email@example.com
Teaching Assistant (Homework
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: as announced in class
Consultation concerning homework: by appointment
Material and Mandatory Prerequisite
The first half of the course will be largely based on the book
"Theoretical Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics" (2. edition),
by J.D. Walecka, World
Scientific, Imperial College Press;
the second half of the course will also draw material
"The QCD Vacuum, Hadrons and
Superdense Matter" (2. edition),
by E.V. Shuryak, World
Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 71 (2004)
- PHYS 606 (Quantum Mechanics)
The course will give an
introduction, overview and advanced discussion on several topics in
nuclear physics, including nuclear structure, hadron
structure and Quark-Gluon Plasma.
The SYLLABUS for
the lectures can be found here.
The total course grade is decomposed as follows:
- homework assignments
(approximately 7-8): 80%
- final exam: 20% (date and time of final exam: Mon, May 09,
Notes on Lectures
Attendance in the
lectures, as well as taking notes of the material presented, is mandatory;
the homework (HW) and final exam will be closely related
to what has been discussed in class.
Furthermore, you are responsible for all announcements
in class (including the regular
Note on Homework
For the approximately
bi-weekly assignment of homework problems click here.
Once a homework problem set is assigned (via paper
hand-out in class), it will usually be due at the
beginning of the fourth subsequent class (e.g. if assigned
on Mon, it is due on Wed the following week).
Late hand-in will be penalized by subtracting 25% of the
score per day late.
Cooperative work and discussions
are encouraged, but every student must
generate and hand in his/her
individual solution set by the due date. Questions can be
addressed to your course instructor
who will be
happy to help you (preferably during, but not restricted
to, office hours).
To pass the course, you will have to keep up
with the material of the course by attending the lectures
and thoroughly working through the homework
assignments. The course material subsequently builds on
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Any type of
cheating (e.g., copying homework or during the final exam) is
and seriously penalized.
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comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with
disabilities. Among other things, this
requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that
provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe
you have a disability
requiring an accommodation, please contact
the Department of Student Life, Services for Students
with Disabilities, in Room B118 Cain Hall or call 845-1637; for more
info see also here.
of Student Life, SSD, will review your concerns and determine, with you, what
accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation concerning
disability is kept confidential.