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NUCL 2500U – Introduction to Nuclear Physics


An introduction to nuclear and reactor physics. Topics include: elements of relativity, radioactivity, alpha, beta and gamma decay; binding energy, interaction of radiation with matter; neutron cross sections, neutron scattering and absorption; fission; fusion; neutron density and flux, neutron diffusion, diffusion equation; neutron multiplication factor and reactivity, reactor equation, four and six factor formulae, neutron flux distribution, flux flattening, nuclear energy and applications of radioisotopes in various fields.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Tutorial hours: 1
Prerequisite(s): MATH 1020U  and PHY 1020U  
Credit restriction(s): ENGR 2500U
Experiential learning: Yes



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