# FYSS3400 Fundamentals of Theoretical Nuclear Physics (9 cr)

Study level:
0-5
Language:
English
Responsible organisation:
Department of Physics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

## Description

• Angular momentum algebra and Wigner-Eckart theorem

• Nuclear mean-field

• Harmonic oscillator wave functions and their use as a basis function

• Many particle systems and occupation number representation

• Density matrix

• Hartree-Fock theory

• Nucleon-nucleon interaction

• Nuclear density functional theory and Skyrme energy density functional

• Infinite nuclear matter and its equation of the state

• Electromagnetic and allowed beta transitions in nuclei

• Nuclear isospin

• Valence spaces containing a few particles or holes

• Configuration mixing and use of m-scheme

• Tamm-Dancoff approximation

• RPA and linear response theory

• Transition strength function and giant resonances

## Learning outcomes

After completing this course student

• Can apply angular momentum algebra

• Solve spherically symmetric nuclear mean-field

• Describe the basics of density functional theory in the nuclear physics

• Solve Hartree-Fock equations numerically

• Recognize the basic aspects of nucleon-nucleon interaction

• Apply electromagnetic and beta-decay transition operators

• Explain and solve numerically configuration mixing

• Apply TDA and RPA theories in the nuclear physics

• Evaluate obtained theoretical results against experimental data

## Description of prerequisites

• Nuclear physics (FYSS3300) or similar knowledge

• Quantum mechanics (FYSA2031 and FYSA2032) or similar knowledge

• Basic Unix/Linux user skills

Lecture notes

## Literature

• P. Ring, P. Schuck, The Nuclear Many-Body Problem, ISBN 978-3-540-21206-5.
• J. Suhonen, From Nucleons to Nucleus, ISBN: 978-3-540-48859-0.
• Schunck Nicolas (edited), Energy Density Functional Methods for Atomic Nuclei

## Completion methods

### Method 1

Description:
Given every other year (odd years).
Evaluation criteria:
Exercises (50%) and final exam as home exam (50%)
Time of teaching:
Period 3, Period 4
Select all marked parts

### Method 2

Description:
This completion method is for students for whom method 1 is not possible for specific reasons (e.g. language, distance learning, statement for special study arrangements). Contact the teacher before enrolling to the course via this completion method.
Evaluation criteria:
Exercises (50%) and final exam as home exam (50%).
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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### Teaching (9 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
0-5
Evaluation criteria:
Exercises (50%) and final exam as home exam (50%).
Language:
English
Study methods:

Self-study, lectures, exercises and final exam as home exam.

No published teaching
x

### Independent study (9 cr)

Type:
Independent study