Atomic, Nuclear & Particle Physics: From Beginner to Expert
What you'll learn
- Atomic physics: Experiments, equations, different models
- Nuclear physics: Models of the nucleus, stability of elements
- Radioactive decay processes, nuclear fission & nuclear fusion
- Particle physics: Standard model of elementary particles
- Fundamental properties: Mass, charge, spin & fundamental interactions: Gravity, electromagnetic, strong and weak interaction
- Advanced lectures: Quantum theory of the atom (Schrödinger equation with examples)
- Outlook: Molecular physics & solid-states physics
- Basic mathematics (Equations, exponentials)
- For the advanced lectures: Knowledge about derivatives and integrals is helpful
This course is for everyone who wants to learn about atomic, nuclear & particle physics: Beginners to experts!
A bit of high school mathematics is all you need to know to get started!
One of the most fundamental questions of mankind is: 'What does matter consist of?'.
Today, we know it consists of atoms which consist of electrons and the nucleus. The nucleus can be subdivided into protons and neutrons which consist of quarks and other elementary particles. In this course we will follow the same history route from atomic physics to nuclear physics to particle physics.
We will discuss different models and the experiments that proved them wrong and motivated new models. Furthermore, we learn how nuclear reactions affect our everyday life and may satisfy our electricity demand in the future.
I can guarantee that you will learn a lot no matter what your current skill level is. The first sections are phenomenological and can be well understood by high school students. The last few section really go into the theoretical details and are on a university level.
You are kindly invited to join this carefully prepared course in which we derive the following concepts from scratch. I will present examples and have prepared quizzes and exercises for all topics.
Atomic physics (4.5 hours)
Classical atomic models: Dalton, Thomson and Rutherford models
Quantum atomic models: Bohr and Schrödinger models
Fundamental quantities & Interactions: Mass, charge, spin & Gravity, electromagnetic interaction
Nuclear physics (5.5 hours)
Models of the nucleus: Liquid-drop and nuclear-shell models
Fundamental interactions: Strong and weak interaction
Radioactivity & Nuclear decay reactions
Nuclear fusion & Nuclear fission
Particle physics (1.5 hours)
Standard model of particle physics
Quarks, Leptons, Gauge bosons, Higgs particle & Antimatter
Limits of the standard model & New approaches like quantum gravity or string theory
Theoretical background (4.5 hours)
Quantum mechanics: Schrödinger equation, Quantized energy spectrum, atomic orbitals
Relativity and quantum mechanics: Spin and spin-orbit interaction
Outlook: Molecular and Condensed-matter physics (1 hour)
My name is Börge Göbel and I am a postdoc working as a scientist in theoretical physics. Therefore, I use presented concepts very often but I have not forgotten the time when I learned about it and still remember the problems that I and other students had.
I have refined my advisor skills as a tutor of Bachelor, Master and PhD students in theoretical physics and have other successful courses here on Udemy.
I hope you are excited and I kindly welcome you to our course!
Who this course is for:
- All skill levels from beginners to experts: The sections differ in difficulty from easy to advanced
- Everyone who wants to really understand what an atom is
- Students who want to understand the famous experiments and phenomena related to atomic and nuclear physics
- Know the current state of research: Standard model of particle physics and beyond
- The more advanced sections are especially for college and university students who are also interested in the mathematical description of the effects
Hi, my name is Börge, I am a theoretical physicist working in the field for more than 10 years. I have been supervising several Bachelor, Master and PhD students and I am an experienced instructor on physics, mathematics and programming-related topics and want to spark your excitement for science. I will help you to become knowledgeable and successful in the STEM fields. Understanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics basically guarantees you to have a successful career and to be able to make the world a better place. However, getting into these extremely fascinating topics can be frustrating: They are often taught either too loosely or with a too strong focus on the mathematics.
My all-in-one courses are exactly the courses I wish I had when I was first getting into university-level mathematics, physics & programming!
You will benefit no matter what your skill level is: from ‘interested newcomer’ to ‘experienced university student’. Each beginner friendly course (mathematical basics included) condenses more than a whole semester of university to about 10h-20h of time-efficient videos, exercises, quizzes, and real-world examples.
Join 13,000+ happy students today in one of my comprehensive 5-star courses (most of them have been added to the Udemy Business collection). I am excited to go on this journey together with you :-)
Career as a scientist
Dr. Börge Göbel is a tutor and scientist working in theoretical physics. For his post-doctoral research position in quantum physics at a German university, he has to use and refine his programming (mostly Python and Mathematica), mathematics and physics skills on a daily basis. His 30+ original research publications in the most prestigious and renowned journals (including Nature & Science publishing groups) have been cited 1,400+ times and he has collaborated with outstanding researchers (including Nobel prize laureates) from all over the world.
The secret to do research successfully is not to hole up in complicated equations but to make the difficult concepts simple and accessible – to oneself and to others :-)
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