### Instructor(s)

Prof. Michael Short

### MIT Course Number

22.01

### As Taught In

Fall 2016

### Level

Undergraduate

## Course Description

## Course Features

- Video lectures
- Captions/transcript
- Assignments: problem sets with solutions
- Exams and solutions
- Instructor insights

## 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 human health; and presents energy systems based on fission and fusion nuclear reactions, as well as industrial and medical applications of nuclear science.