Rutgers Physics 418 (Nuclei and particles ) Fall 2017
Instructor: Sunil Somalwar
Table of Nuclides etc
Particle Properties ("Summary Tables" link is the most useful one.)
MIT course notes (2012) for Applied Nuclear Physics. See Chapter 5 notes for the deuteron.
Older version of the same MIT course. See Lecture 6 notes for the deuteron.
Disclaimer: Exam syllabi and formats can evolve from year to year, so do not
take these practice exams to be the canon.
Sample Class Exam..........
Sample Class Exam Solutions
Sample Final Exam............
Sample Final Exam Solutions
Class Exam: Friday 20 October during class
Final Exam: Friday Decmber 22 8am-11am in the usual classroom
In case of an exam schedule conflict with another course, please talk to
the professor with bigger class first. Ours is typically a small class
and there is no planned makeup exam.
Homeworks, Exams, and solutions
Homeworks will be collected in class on the due date. If you miss
the class, you can email it to me (see below) or slide it under my
office door asap. Homework will NOT be accepted under any
circumstances after the solutions have been posted. One homework with
lowest score will be dropped at the end of the semester. You will
need a documented excuse for me to drop more than one for you.
Emailed homework is ok, but NO huge attachments such as high-res
pictures taken with your phone camera. Convert to pdf, adjust
scanning parameters, and/or compress files so that the total homework
is (much) less than 4MB, which would be more than FORTY pages of my
scanned solutions. Emailed homework will be graded but not (printed
There will be a grader for your homeworks. If you have
any questions about your graded homework, please return it to me with
a clear note on it and I will get an explanation/adjustment from the
grader. Please monitor your homework grades and alert me immediately if
you dont see score for a homework that has been returned (in class).
I try to post homeworks substantially ahead of the due date. Please
make sure that you turn in the correct homework!
Homework No 1....
Homework No 1 Solutions
Homework No 2....
Homework No 2 Solutions
Homework No 3....
Homework No 3 Solutions
Homework No 4 (wording slightly revised on Oct 8th)....
Homework No 4 Solutions
Class Exam date as above.
Syllabus: Chapters 2, 3 (except sections 3.3,3.4.2,3.5, and
3.6), 4, 5, and 10. You can speed-read sections 10.2 and 10.3 which
you generally know from the Classical Mechanics course.
Isospin (section 10.5.1) is on the syllabus, but not for this exam.
continue studying Chapter 10 even after the exam (e.g. next homework).
For exams, you are allowed ONE ONE-SIDED sheet with ONLY formulae which
you are required to submit with the exam (inside the blue book).
Class Exam Solutions
Homework No 5....
Homework No 5 Solutions
Homework No 6....
Homework No 6 Solutions
Homework No 7....
Homework No 7 Solutions
Homework No 8....
Homework No 8 Solutions
Homework No 9....
Homework No 9 Solutions
Homework No 10....
Homework No 10 Solutions
There are no more homeworks to be submitted.
Please try to solve the final homework (below) on your own before
looking at the solutions.
Homework No 11
Homework No 11 Solutions
Final Exam date and time as above. The syllabus is cumulative,
but the material covered on the class exam will be weighted much less
than the rest. The cheat sheet policy, as above, will be exactly
the same as for the class exam. No calculators, cell-phones etc.
Final Exam Solutions
This page is maintained by Sunil Somalwar.