Neutron interactions, nuclear fission, and chain reacting systematics in thermal and fast nuclear reactors. Diffusion and slowing down of neutrons. Criticality calculations. Nuclear reactor dynamics and reactivity feedback. Production of radionuclides in nuclear reactors. General aspects of nuclear core designs.
This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Engineering degree program who may not use more than two "200M-level" courses towards their degree. Students will receive no credit for NE 215M after taking NE 150.