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Overviews a variety of fundamental nuclear science and engineering concepts that form the basis for most contemporary nuclear technology applications Course topics include concepts from basic atomic and nuclear physics, modern physics, nuclear models and nuclear stability considerations, basic nuclear reactions and the conservation laws that govern these interactions, various radioactive decay processed, and the interaction of neutrons and gamma rays with matter. The energy dependence of neutron and gamma cross sections, the slowing down process, the computation of microscopic and macroscopic reactions rates, and the characterization of different materials used in a variety of nuclear applications are also addressed. A variety of practical applications are highlighted.
Co-Req: MATH 2340 Differential Equations or MATH 2360 Eng Differential Equations.