PHYS 134. Introduction to Nuclear Physics
A study of basic nuclear properties, models, stability, nuclear structure, decay modes, forces, nuclear reactions, techniques to detect and measure radiation, nuclear energy, nuclear astrophysics, basic experimental design, particle accelerators, and medical applications. We will look at fundamental questions in research and touch on aspects of history and public policy.
Prerequisite: PHYS 018
Recommended: PHYS 113
Natural sciences and engineering.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy
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