Rutgers Physics 418 (Nuclei and particles ) Fall 2018

Instructor: Sunil Somalwar

  • General information
  • Your Grades
  • Updates/Notices:

    Useful Links

  • 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.

    Sample Exams

    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

    Exam Schedule

    Class Exam: Friday October 19 during class, but in Hill 116 (bigger room)
    Final Exam: Friday Decmber 21 8am-11am, location t.b.d.
    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 and) returned.
  • 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 for the week.

  • Homework No 1.... Homework No 1 Solutions
  • Homework No 2.... Homework No 2 Solutions
  • Homework No 3.... Homework No 3 Solutions
  • Homework No 4.... 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. We will 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). No calculators.
  • Class Exam......... Class Exam Solutions

  • Homework No 5.... Homework No 5 Solutions
  • Friday Nov 2nd: Mystery guest lecture, no homework
  • Tuesday Nov 6th: No class
  • Homework No 6.... Homework No 6 Solutions
  • Homework No 7....

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