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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
An understanding of the nature of atoms is developed by examining the basic quantum mechanical model for the electronic structure of atoms. Central to this model is the interaction of atoms with light and electric and magnetic fields. Applications that are important for our standards of time and length will be discussed. We then delve further into the atom and examine the structure of the nucleus. The basic concepts and theories of nuclear physics are developed as well as an understanding of the applications of nuclear science. Topics in atomic and nuclear physics covered include: Fundamentals of atomic structure: The hydrogen atom; Describing multi-electron atoms: Spin-Orbit Coupling; Atomic Radiation; Atoms in Magnetic Fields; Applications of Atomic Physics; Nuclear properties; Nuclear models; Nuclear reactions; Radiation detectors; Biological Effects of radiation; and Applications selected from the following: medicine, nuclear power production, industrial applications & environmental issues.
|Prerequisites:||PH2002 AND MA1003|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 24-Aug-2023|
|Coordinator:||Professor Ronald White|
|Lecturer:||Dr Greg Boyle.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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