*)N.B. if there are students who do not speak Portuguese the language is English.
Main learning outcomes:
Recognising the most common nuclear and hadronic models that are currently used to explain the properties of nuclei and their applications.
Being able to identify the conditions and limits of validity of these models and how they can be generalised in such a way to enlarge their scope, descriptive power and prediction capabilities.
Solid knowledge of the basic mathematical tools needed in the study and application of these models.
Other learning outcomes
Skills in analysis, synthesis and critical reasoning
Problem solving skills, including selection and analysis of relevant data
Development of autonomy in the study, including planing and organisation of tasks;
Development of creativity skills and capability to adapt to new problems and situations;
Shell models: description of spherical and deformed nuclei.
Collective excitations: giant resonances and rotational levels.
Efective models: the Skyrme interaction.
Mean field relativistic models and their generalisations.
Global and gauge symmetries.
Noether theorem, conservation laws.
Low lying barions and mesons, their quark structure, multiplet classification.
The rationale for the construction of effective Lagrangians.
The MIT bag model.
Chiral symmetry and the linear sigma model.
The parton model.
Basic knowledge of Nuclear Physics
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence to solve problems; . Critical thinking; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Research skills; . Competence in organization and planning; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence in information management; . Adaptability to new situations; . Creativity; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Bibliography of reference
Gauge theories in particle physics, Vol.I, Relativistc Quantum Mechanics to QED. I.J. R. Aitchison and A.J. G. Hey.
Gordon Kane:Modern elementary particle physics
Concepts of Particle Physics, vol. 1, K. Gottfried, V.F. Weisskopf
Quarks and Leptons, Halzen and Martin
Dynamics of the Standard Model, J. Donoghue, E. Golowich, B. Holstein
Mayer-Kuckuk, Física dos Núcleos Atómicos
Many-body physics: P. Ring and P. Schuck.
B. Povh, K. Rith, C. Scholz e F. Zetsche, Particles and Nuclei, Springer, 1995
K. S. Krane, Introductory Nuclear Physics, J. Wiley, 1988.
R. K. Bhaduri, Models of the nucleon, Addison-Wesleu, 1988.
D. Serot e J. D. Walecka, The relativistic nuclear Many-body, Advances in Physics 16,Plenum, 1986
Lectures on the blackboard and tutorials where the students discuss with the lecturer the problems that they solve at home.