|Module Title||FROM MOLECULES TO ELEMENTARY PARTICLES|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Tudor E Jenkins|
|Semester||Intended for use in future years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Other staff||Professor Keith Birkinshaw, Dr Xing Li|
|Pre-Requisite||PH14020 , PH23520 , PH26020|
|Course delivery||Lecture||36 Hours. x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||0 seminars, 4 tutorials|
Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra of diatomic and polyatomic molecules. Instrumentation.
The nucleus as a physical system; the nuclear energy well. Nuclear Coulomb repulsion energy. Beta decay process as an example of weak interactions. Mirror nuclei and charge symmetry of nuclear forces. Stability of nuclei and radioactive decay. Nuclear scattering experiments. Nuclear reactions. The "Fermi gas" and "Liquid Drop" models of nuclear matter. Structural properties of nuclei. The Shell Model of the nucleus. Symmetry, statistics and parity. Nuclear fission and fusion.
Historical development. The Standard Model, quarks and leptons. From quarks to hadrons. The fundamental forces of nature - electromagnetic, strong force and colour change, weak force and gravity. Probing elementary particles - linear and circular accelerators, particle detectors.
|Problem solving||Problem solving is a key skill in physics and this wil be tested via lecture problem sheets and in formal examination at the end of the module|
|Research skills||Students will be set problems in lectures which will entail research in library and over the internet|
|Communication||Written communication is developed via lecture assignments|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Formative assessments are used in order that students might reflect on their progress during the module|
|Information Technology||Students will be expected to research topics within the module via the internet|
|Application of Number||All questions set in tests, example sheets and formal exams have numerical problems|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The module will highlight the latest research in this fields and hence will develop, to an extent, career development.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6