W.B. von Schlippe: Selected Topics in Physics


Lecture 1 (.pdf 248 KB) 
Classical Mechanics; Newton’s Laws of Mechanics; Projectile in Constant Gravitational Field;
Lecture 2 (.pdf 221 KB) 
Projectile in 1/r^2 field; escape velocity.
Oscillations; Simple Harmonic Oscillations; Coupled Oscillations;
Damped Oscillations; Forced Oscillations.
Lecture 3 (.pdf 176 KB) 
Particle in Central Field; Kepler Problem.
Lecture 4 (.pdf 204 KB) 
Kepler Problem (continued); Tides.
Lecture 5 (.pdf 247 KB) 
Relativity; Einstein’s Postulates; Lorentz Transformation;
Michelson-Morley Experiment;
Lorentz Contraction; Einstein Time Dilation;
Relativistic Addition of Velocities.
Lecture 6 (.pdf 236 KB) 
Relativity (continued); Invariant Length of Intervals; Minkowski Space-Time;
Rapidity; Doppler Effect; Equivalence of Mass and Energy;
Relativistic Mechanics: Charged Particle in Magnetic Field.
Lecture 7 (.pdf 1 672 KB) 
Relativistic Mechanics (continued);
Relativistic Kinematics of Particle Collisions; Compton Scattering;
LAB and CMS Frames.
Lecture 8 (.pdf 262 KB) 
Relativistic Kinematics (continued);
The Bohr Atom.
Lecture 9 (.pdf 559 KB) 
Introduction to Nuclear Physics; Static properties of Nuclei; Nuclear Charge; Nuclear Constituents;
Segre Chart; Stability Rules; Nuclear Masses; Mass Excess; Nuclear Size;
Nuclear Binding Energy; Semi-Empirical Mass Formula.
Lecture 10 (.pdf 653 KB) 
Radioactive Decay of Nuclei; alpha, beta and gamma Rays;
the Law of Radioactive Decay; Series of Radioactive Nuclides;
beta Decay; Neutrino; Mass Parabolas; Electron Conversion.
Lecture 11 (.pdf 524 KB) 
Determination of the Parameters of the SEMF; Instability against alpha Decay;
Nuclear Energy levels; Spontaneous Fission.
Lecture 12 (.pdf 1 987 KB) 
High Energy Physics; I: The Fundamental Particles: Leptons and Quarks; Antimatter;
Hadrons: Mesons and Baryons; Strangeness;
CERN; the ATLAS Collaboration; Fixed Target and Collider Experiments.
Lecture 13 (.pdf 7 072 KB) 
High Energy Physics; II: Discovery of the W and Z Intermediate Vector Bosons;
Current Experiments at Fermilab; LHC: ATLAS, CMS;
DIRAC: a CERN experiment to Measure the Lifetime of the Pionium Atom.

Some useful Links:
UCLA Astro
Mass Spectrometer
CERN the European Laboratory for Particle Physics
JINR, Dubna
Institute of High Energy Physics, Protvino
Budker Institute of High Energy Physics, Novosibirsk
Nuclear Physics at SINP-MSU
High Energy and Nuclear Physics in Russia
Review of Particle Physics (Particle Data Tables)
Nuclear Data at BNL