**[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]**

- Basic Ideas: History. Particle exchange, range of forces, units: length, mass and energy, review of special relativity, particle decay.
- Structure of Nuclei: The shell model: basic ideas. Spins, parities and magnetic moments in the shell model; excited states in the shell model. Fermi gas model. Collective model. -Decay. Fermi theory.
- Nuclear Phenomenology: Notation; mass, spin and binding energies. Nuclear forces; shapes and sizes; Liquid drop model: semi-empirical mass formula. Nuclear stability. -, -, - decay.
- Fission and Fusion: Induced fission – fissile materials. Fission chain reactions. Power from nuclear fission: nuclear reactors. Nuclear fusion: Coulomb barrier. Stellar fusion. Fusion reactors.
- Experimental Methods: Overview, accelerators, beams, particle interactions with matter. Particle detectors (measurement of position, momentum, particle identification, energy measurements).
- Review of Dirac equation, covariant form of Dirac equation, relativity and anti-particles, bilinear covariants, zero mass Fermions.
- Elementary particles: Lepton multiplets. Lepton numbers. Neutrinos. Neutrino mixing and oscillations; numbers of neutrinos. Evidence for quarks; properties of quarks; hadrons. Flavour independence and hadron multiplets.
- Electroweak Interactions: Charged and neutral currents. Symmetries of the weak interaction. Spin structure of the interactions. Neutral kaons. - mixing and CP violation. Strangeness oscillations. and bosons. Weak interactions of hadrons. Neutral currents and the unified theory. The Higgs boson.

- L. D. Landau & E. M. Lifshitz, Quantum Mechanics, Volume 3 of A Course of Theoretical Physics, Pergamon Press (1965).
- B. Povh, K. Rith, C. Scholz and F. Zetsche, Particles and Nuclei: An introduction to the physical concepts, Springer, 6th edition (2008).
- B. R. Martin and G. Shaw, Particle Physics, 03rd edition, Wiley (2008).