About this course...
The material is selected to provide all Nuclear Structure students a basis in the quantum mechanical considerations that underlie state labelling, rotation of quantum systems and the distributions of angular momentum carrying particles that are observed during transmutations. The material is challenging and the suggested texts, “Angular Momentum” by Brink & Satchler or “Angular Momentum” by Thompson, are difficult “first time” reads. The course aims to make these texts accessible and enable future independent study. The first 10 lectures are accompanied by Problem Sheets that are designed to aid your understanding (rather than to assess your performance on the course). Each lecture is available in .mov or .wmv video format and follows the lecture notes provided.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- evaluate couplings of angular momenta, moments and parentage following rotation.
- calculate expectations for spatial distributions of photons and charged particles.
- access theoretical information from advanced texts and journals for own studies.