Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Nuclear Physics FIZ 334 6 3 + 2 4 7
Precondition Courses Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics (recommended).
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi NİLÜFER DEMİRCİ SAYĞI
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi NİLÜFER DEMİRCİ SAYĞI,
Course Assistants Teaching Assistants in nuclear physics and particle physics.
Course Category
Course Objective To introduce the fundamentals of Nuclear Physics to the students.
Course Content Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Mass and Binding Energy, Nuclear Electromagnetic Moments, Decay of Radioactive Nuclei, Internuclear Potential, Nuclear Models, Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Fission and Fusion
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 He/She identifies the number of electrons, protons and neutrons of a nucleus whose atomic number and atomic mass are given. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
2 He/She determines the radius of a nucleus whose atomic mass is given. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
3 He/She determines the density of a nucleus whose atomic mass is given. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
4 He/She matches the isobar,the isoton and the isotop nuclei among a number of given nuclei. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
5 He/She determines the binding energy of a nucleus when atomic mass of the nucleus is given. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
6 He/She determines the energy needed to free a proton, a neutron or a group of any kind from a nucleus. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
7 He/She figures the shape of a nucleus from the value of its electric quadruple moment. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
8 He/She figures the parity and the spin quantum numbers of an even-even or one nucleon added or subtracted nuclei at the ground level based on the shell model or one nucleon shell model. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
9 He/She puts the difference between the fission and the fusion clearly by looking at the spectrum of binding energy per nucleon for all nuclei. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
10 Identifies the nuclear magnetic moment and calculates the magnetic moment of nucleons. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
11 Expound the properties of nuclear forces. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
12 List the properties of several nuclear model and indicates the difference among them. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
13 Define the half-time and life-time concepts. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
14 Comment briefly the theories of alpha, beta and gamma decay. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
15 Explain the concepts of photoelectric effect, Compton, Double formation, destruction and writes the equations and reactions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Basic Concepts [1] Sayfa 2-7
2 Atomic Structure and Nucleus [1] Sayfa 44-75
3 Nuclear Properties [1] Sayfa 44-75
4 Nuclear Mass and Binding Energy [2] Sayfa 188-209
5 Ground and Excited Levels of Nuclei [1] Sayfa 44-75
6 Nuclear Electromagnetic Moments [2] Sayfa 64-80
7 Problem Solving Session [1,2]
8 Radioactivity [1] Sayfa 160-184
9 MIDTERM EXAM
10 Internuclear Potential [1] Sayfa 80-108
11 Nuclear Models [1] Sayfa 116-149
12 Nuclear Reactions [1] Sayfa 246-361
13 Nuclear Fission and Fusion [2] Sayfa 541-589
14 Problem Solving Session [1,2]
Resources
Course Notes 1.Introductory Nuclear Physics by K. Krane and J.Wiley 2. Structure of the Nucleus by M.A.Preston and R.K. Bhaduri
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having enough background in engineering topics related to mathematics, science and their fields. Skill of using theoretical and applied knowledge with engineering solutions in the field, X
2 Identifing, determining, formulating and solving engineering problems. With this purpose choosing and applying analytical methods and modelling techniques, X
3 To analyze a system, a part of a system or a process itself and the skill of design under the given constrains in order to fulfill the specifications. In that direction, the skill of applying modern design techniques X
4 Skill of choosing and applying the modern techniques and vehicles needed by the engineering applications. Skill of using the information technology effectively. X
5 Skill of designing and performing an experiment, data acquisition, analyzing and interpreting results, X
6 Ability of accessing information and doing research. Skill of using databases and other information sources. X
7 Effective working ability both as an individual and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, self-esteem on taking responsibility, X
8 Ability to make oral or written communication in Turkish. At least one foreign language knowledge, X
9 Consciousness of the necessity of the life time learning, following the developments in science and technology and ability of ones’ continous self renewal. X
10 Consciousness of occupational and ethical responsability, X
11 Consciousness on the subjects of project management, field applications, employees health, environment and work safety; awareness on legal consequences of engineering applications, X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 5 80
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 174
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.96
dersAKTSKredisi 7