24.331 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering I

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering I

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 1263
Status Active

Review of relevant nuclear physics topics including nuclear stability, various forms of radiation, radioactive decay, and the interaction of radiation with matter (including health effects). Emphasis placed on neutron reactions in various core and structure materials, neutron cross sections, and the development and analysis of the neutron balance equation for various reactor types. Key aspects of nuclear reactor core physics and shielding design (criticality, power generation, reactor kinetics, reactivity control, fuel depletion, fission product poisoning, etc.) are treated. (10.331 and 24.331 are the same)