Nuclear and Particle Physics
PHYS442 (Liberal Arts) Nuclear and Particle Physics 3 hrs. 3 crs. Historical development; nuclear mass, stability, size, angular momentum, moments and parity; nuclear instability and decay; decay constants; alpha, beta, and gamma decay; interaction of radiation with matter; fundamental forces; detection and measurement of radiation; accelerators; nuclear models; nuclear reactions; elements of fundamental particle properties and symmetries. Preq: PHYS 241 or CHEM 322 Coreq: PHYS 321.