Course Description
This course provides an introduction to nuclear science and its engineering applications. It describes basic nuclear models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and kinematics; covers the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, with an emphasis on radiation detection, radiation shielding, and radiation effects on …
This course provides an introduction to nuclear science and its engineering applications. It describes basic nuclear models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and kinematics; covers the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, with an emphasis on radiation detection, radiation shielding, and radiation effects on human health; and presents energy systems based on fission and fusion nuclear reactions, as well as industrial and medical applications of nuclear science.
Learning Resource Types
theaters Lecture Videos
assignment_turned_in Problem Sets with Solutions
grading Exams with Solutions
co_present Instructor Insights
A blue glow suffuses a water-filled chamber containing pipes and other apparatus.
Cherenkov radiation, caused by beta particles moving through water faster than the speed of light, creates this blue glow in the core of the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Test Reactor. (Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory on Flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)