Nuclear Physics
PHYS 4P61 now exclusively on Sakai

Please refer to the class Sakai site for additional class information.

Instructor: Dr. T. Harroun
Syllabus for Fall 2017

Course contents:

Intrinsic properties of nuclei, nuclear binding energy; qualitative treatment of shell model; alpha, beta and gamma radioactivities, nuclear fission, characteristics of nuclear reactions.


PHYS 2P50 (Modern Physics) and 3P70 (Introduction to Quantum Mechanics)

Assignments and exams:

7 assignments
1 term-project.
1 final exam.


The Physics of Nuclei and Particles, by Richard Dunlap


11:00-12:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays, in C401
(1.5 hour lectures? Who schedules these things?)


No tutorial in this course


Thad Harroun (MC B201, ext. 5905, e-mail:
Office hours: M 13:00-15:00, or you can usually find me in my office or in labs H208 or H308. Just stop by.

The marking scheme:

Component Weight
Homework Assignments 50%
Term Project 25%
Final exam 25%


Penalty for late assignments: -10% per day, excluding Saturdays and Sundays