|Lecture||T+TH 12:30-1:45||PSC 214|
|Office Hours||T+TH 2:00-3:00||PSC 704d|
Particles and Nuclei: An Introduction to the
Physical Concepts (Mandatory),
Povh and Rith, Springer Verlag, ISBN: 3540201688, 4th Edition (2004),
or 3rd Edition (2002), or 5th Edition (2006).
Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, W.R. Leo, Springer Verlag, ISBN: 0387572805, 2nd Edition (1994) or any other Edition.
Subatomic Physics, Frauenfelder and Henley, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0138594309, 2nd Edition (1991) or any other Edition.
There will be 9 to 10 homework assignments, typically on Tuesdays, with extra problems for graduate students. The deadline for submission is typically the following Tuesday. For homework sets, changes and updates go to Homework. Relevance: 100 points and 20% of your course score.
The chapters covered in class should be read prior to the lecture. 2 to 6 short quizzes will be given at any time. They are intended to help keep your reading up to date. Each quiz comprises questions of the recent lectures and the reading assignment. For reading assignments, changes and updates go to Homework. Your average quiz grade and your participation in class will count towards 10% of your course score.
Two tests will be given during lecture time. The tests will comprise
conceptual and problem solving questions. Relevance: Each 100 points
and 20% of your course score.
Dates: 2/23 Tuesday and 4/1 Thursday.
Oral presentations of your reading assignments during the lectures (two for graduate and one for undergraduate students). Relevance: 15% of your course score.
Keeping a logbook of your laboratory work including short write-ups
Relevance: 15% of your course score.
The final exam is comprehensive and will include all material covered
during the semester (lecture and laboratory). All students must take
the final exam.
Relevance: 100 points and 20% of your course score.
Dates: 4/28; Wednesday.
Course Score = 0.2*H+0.1*RQ+0.2*(T1+T2)/2+0.15*P+0.15*L+0.2*F
Lecture and laboratory attendance is mandatory. Unexcused absence is not allowed and will lower your class participation score.