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Nuclear and Particle Physics

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati via YouTube


The first part of the course will discuss nuclear physics. Properties of nuclei and details of popular nuclear models, properties of nuclear decays and nuclear reactions will be discussed in brief, but in a self-consistent manner. The second part will discuss the basics of particle physics. In this part, the fundamental forces and the dynamics of elementary particles under these forces will be considered. After introducing relativistic quantum mechanics, the relativistic formulation of Maxwell’s Equations and quantum electrodynamics will be discussed. This will be developed into the weak and strong nuclear forces based on the principle of gauge symmetry. The course will also introduce the physical principles of particle accelerators and detectors, including a very brief picture of the modern-day complex detectors.


Mod-01 Lec-01 Introduction.
Mod-01 Lec-02 Properties of Nucleus.
Mod-02 Lec-03 Nuclear Force - Properties.
Mod-02 Lec-04 Deuteron.
Mod-02 Lec-05 Nucleon Scattering.
Mod -03 Lec-06 Nuclear Models - I.
Mod-03 Lec-07 Nuclear Models - II.
Mod-04 Lec-08 Radioactive Decay - General Properties.
Mod-04 Lec-09 Nuclear Alpha Decay.
Mod-04 Lec-10 Nuclear Beta - Decay.
Mod-04 Lec-11 Beta - Decay Details.
Mod-04 Lec-12 Gamma-Decay.
Mod-05 Lec-13 Nuclear Scattering - Preliminaries.
Mod-05 Lec-14 Types of Reactions.
Mod-06 Lec-15 Particle Accelerators - I.
Mod-06 Lec-16 Particle Accelerators - II.
Mod-06 Lec-17 Detectors.
Mod-07 Lec-18 Elementary Particles - Introduction and Overview.
Mod-07 Lec-19 Quark Model - I.
Mod-07 Lec-20 Quark Model - II.
Mod-07 Lec-21 Quark Model III.
Mod-08 Lec-22 Structure of the Hadron - Nucleus.
Mod-08 Lec-23 Structure of the Hadron - Proton.
Mod-08 Lec-24 Deep Inelastic Scattering.
Mod-09 Lec-25 Relativistic Kinematics.
Mod-09 Lec-26 Klein - Gordon Equation.
Mod-09 Lec-27 Interaction of Charged Scalar with EM field.
Mod-09 Lec-28 Relativistic Electrodynamics.
Mod-09 Lec-29 Quantum Electrodynamics.
Mod-09 Lec-30 Interaction between Charged Scalars.
Mod-09 Lec-31 Dirac Equation - 1.
Mod-09 Lec-32 Dirac Equation - 2.
Mod-09 Lec-33 Interacting Charged Fermions - 1.
Mod 09 Lec 34 Interacting Charged Fermions 2.
Mod-09 Lec-35 Interacting Charged Fermions - 3.
Mod 09 Lec 36 Scattering Cross Section Revisited 1.
Mod 09 Lec 37 Scattering Cross Section Revisited 2.
Mod 10 Lec 38 Weak Interactions 1.
Mod 10 Lec 39 Weak Interactions 2.
Mod 10 Lec 40 Lagrangian Framework.
Mod 10 Lec 41 Gauge Symmetry U(1).
Mod-10 Lec-42 Electroweak Theory - 1.
Mod-11 Lec-43 Electroweak Theory - 2.
Mod-11 Lec-44 SSB and the Higgs Mechanism.

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