Instructor  Prof. Ch. Elster 
Office  265 Clippinger 
elster@ohio.edu  
URL  people.ohio.edu/elster/phys726/ 
Class  MF 1:102:00 pm, Clip 133 
W 1:102:00 pm, Edwd 208  
Office Hours  by appointment 
Textbook 
Introduction to Nuclear Reactions by C.A. Bertulani and P. Danielowicz, IoP Publishing Ltd 2004. 
Additional References 
Quantum Mechanics II, A 2nd Course in Quantum Theory , R.H. Landau, 2nd Ed. WILEYV CH 2004 
Quantum Collision Theory, Charles J. Joachain, NorthHolland, 1987 
The Quantum Mechanical FewBody Problem, W. Glöckle, SpringerVerlag 1983 
Theoretical Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics , J.D. Walecka, World Scientific, 2004 
Theoretical Nuclear Physics  Nuclear Reactions H. Feshbach, John Wiley & Sons, 1992 
Collision Theory M.L. Goldberger, K.M. Watson, Dover 2004 
Mathematical References: 
Mathematical Methods for Physicists, G.B. Arfken, H.J. Weber 
Methods of Mathematical Physics, Vol. 1, Courant and Hilbert 
Problem sets: 25%; Class Notes: 10%; Class Participation: 5%; InClass exam: 30%; TakeHome Exam: 30%
Homework assignments consist of problem sets and selected publications, which have to be worked through and presented/discussed in class (about once a week). Students are expected to prepare and maintain notes covering and substituring the material of the class. Due dates for the homework assignments will be given. Homework handed in late will loose half of its point value.
Experimental information about the structure of nucleons and nuclei is mainly obtained with scattering experiments, with e.g. hadronic or electromagnetic probes. Thus one has to understand possible reaction mechanisms to be able to interpret data.
The general idea of the course is to present basic information on scattering theory and its application to the atomic nuclei.

Charlotte Elster Mon Aug 10 19:50:17 EST 2009