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Particle and Nuclear Physics 7.5 credits

Partikel- och kärnfysik
Second cycle, F7031T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

Quantum Physics in any form.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After the course, the student should:
- have a deep understanding of the modern physical world, including both micro- and macro-cosmos
- have a knowledge of large-scale and international research projects within the area
- have an insight into concepts, theoretical models and computational methods within the area

The basic properties of quarks, elementary particles and atomic nuclei, and of forces and reactions between them. Experimental methods, detectors and large-scale laboratories. Strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions. Static properties of particles. Collisions and decays. Quarks and the quantum chromodynamic theory. Unification of forces in Nature. Large-scale research programmes. Astroparticle physics. The physics front-line. Challenges for the future. The structure of nuclear matter. Nuclear reactions and radiation. Fission and fusion.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures only.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Homework assignment. There can be alternative examination methods.

This course cannot be part of the degree together with the course F0009T .

Johan Hansson

Transition terms
The course F7031T is equal to F0009T

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2010 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
B. Povh et al.: Particles and Nuclei, Springer Verlag, latest edition (paperback).

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001AssignmentsG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA10

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 20 Feb 2010

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021