Lecturer : Dr SH Connell
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Schonland Research Centre for Nuclear Sciences
School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand
connell@src.wits.ac.za
+27 (0)11 717-6826   +27 (0)82 945-7508
Course
Downloads
Phys181

Physics for
1st yr Engineering

600 students
3 x 15 lectures
3 x 8 tutorials

  1. Course Outline - (click here)  
  2. Class Tests / Exam past papers (on request)
  3. Consultation Times (Wednesday afternoons ... must arrive early to secure appointment)
  4. Notes (download)
PHYS2007

formerly
Phys284


Physics
for
2nd yr Engineering

110 students
58 lectures
14 tutorials
2 x 4 Labs

Laser Section
Dr A Forbes
National Laser Centre
  
PROVISIONAL  Marks Available ...... (click)   
  1. Lab Groups 
  2. Course Outline (2006) - (pdf file, html view)  :  Marks / Lab Schedule - (Word Doc, html)
  3. Course Material (2006) (With recognition to the textbook by Beiser for figures)
    Chapter 1 (pdf file, html view), Chapter 2 (pdf file, html view)Chapter 3 (pdf file, html view), Chapter 4 (pdf file, html view), Chapter 5 (handouts), Chapter 6 (pdf file), Chapter 7 (pdf file, html view) (last part of chapter 7 as handouts only).
  4. Formulae Sheet (For exams : pdf file 
  5. Exams
    1. June 2006 - (pdf file)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    2. June 2005 - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6
    3. June 2004 - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3 4, 5,  6
    4. June 2003 - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3 4, 5,  6
    5. June 2002 - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3. 4
    6. June 2002 (deferred) - (pdf file, html view)  :  memo : available on request
    7. June 2001 - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : available on request
  6. Class Tests
    1. 1st Test  (2007) - (pdf file)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3
    2. 1st Test  (2006) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3
    3. 1st Test  (2005) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3
    4. 1st Test  (2004) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2
    5. 1st Test  (2003) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo not available
    6. 1st Test (2002) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3
    7. 2nd Test  (2007) - (pdf file)  :   memo page 1, 2, 3, 4
    8. 2nd Test  (2006) - (pdf file)  :   memo page 1, 2, 3, 4
    9. 2nd Test  (2005) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3, 4
    10. 2nd Test (2004) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3 
    11. 2nd Test (2003) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : not available
    12. 2nd Test (2002) - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo : not available
  7. Tutorials (2005)
    1. Special Relativity - (pdf file)   :   memo : page 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 
    1. Intro to QM - (pdf file)    :  memo : page 1, 2, 3
    1. QM of Atoms - (pdf file, html view)  : memo : page 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6
    2. Statistical mechanics - (pdf file) : memo : page 1, 2, 3 4, 5
    3. Matierials
    4. Lasers - (pdf file) : memo: page 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6
    5. Semiconductivity (handed out in class) : memo page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Physics Honours Course
in
Computational Physics

7 students
18 lectures
2 tutorials
10 Labs
  1. Course Outline - (html file)
  2. Starter Material - C++ Course, Linux, Editing, Compiling, Makefiles
  3. Projects
    1. Project 1 : The Lennard Jones Potential (semi-classical)
      - (pdf file, html view)  :   memo available on request
    2. Project 2 : The Deuteron (quantum mechanical)
      - (pdf file, html view) :   memo available on request
  4. Tutorials
    1. Tutorial 1 : - (pdf file, html view),   
    2. Tutorial 2- (pdf file, html view)  
  5. Exams
    1. June 2003 - Normal section (pdf file, html view) ; Take home section (pdf filehtml view)
      Solutions (code, descriptions)
    2. June 2002 - Normal section (pdf filehtml view) ; Take home section (pdf filehtml view)
      Solutions (code, descriptions)


Masters in
Applied Radiation Science
and
Technology

20 lectures
3 tutorials

Taught at the
UNW in Mafikeng
in the
CARST programme


Modules
(Based on and with additional reading from  Krane, Kenneth S. - Introductory Nuclear Physics Wiley-VCH )
      1. Interaction of Radiation and Matter
      2. Detecting Nuclear Radiation
      3. Nuclear Reactions
      4. Accelerators

Tests, Exams
    1. 2007 Test - (pdf file)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3, 4
    2. 2006 Exam - (pdf file)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3, 4
    3. 2006 Test - (pdf file)  :   memo : page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Post-Graduate
Diploma Course

Nuclear Physics
for
Power Reactors

27 students
26 lectures
4 tutorials
 Taught at Koeberg in May 2004