Nuclear Reactions and Interactions of Radiation with Matter
- Interaction of gamma rays, neutrons, and charged particles
with matter, nuclear structure and radioactive decay, cross sections
and energetics of nuclear reactions, nuclear fission and the fission
products, fission and fusion reactions as energy sources.
- NE 101
Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials:
- Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics, 3rd Edition, by K. Heyde.
- Four hours of lecture per week
Assessment of Student Progress Toward Course Objectives:
- Homework: 30%
- Midterm exam: 20%
- Oral presentation: 20%
- Final exam (take home): 30%