The fundamental interactions. Particle classification.
Radioactivity alpha, beta, gamma and electron capture; nuclear fission and fusion.
Nuclear force. Mass of the nucleus and binding energy. Yukawa theory.
Liquid drop model. Semi-empirical mass formula (Weizsäcker) and nuclear stability. Model Fermi gas. Density of states, Fermi momentum and energy. Alpha decay. Gamow theory, selection rules and other tunneling processes. Shell model. Spin-orbit interaction. Magnetic dipole moment, electric quadrupole moment, deformed nuclei, collective excitations.
Electromagnetic transitions. Selection rules and transition probabilities. Isomerism.
Weak interaction. Beta decay. Fermi beta decay model.
Standard Model. Feynman diagrams. Propagators. Weak interaction and field bosons. Leptons and quarks. Quantum chromodynamics (gluons). Asymptotic freedom. Violation of P and CP.
Nuclear fission and fusion.
Bibliography of reference
K. Krane, Introductory Nulcear Physics, John Wiley and Sons, 1987
R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, Quantum Physics of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei and particles (2nd edition), John Wiley and Sons, 1985
T. Mayer-Kuckuk, Física Nuclear, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1993
W. S. C. Williams, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Oxford University Press, 1991