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Nuclear Engineering (NUC E)

NUC E 301 Fundamentals of Reactor Physics (4) Nuclear reactions and interactions relevant to nuclear engineering including fission, cross-sections, reaction rate calculations, energy depositions rates, and radioactive decay.

NUC E 301 Fundamentals of Reactor Physics (4)

This course is designed to acquaint junior-level undergraduate students with knowledge essential to the reactor physics and nuclear reactor systems. Students will learn nuclear reactions including radioactive decay, fission and fusion, reaction rates, energy deposition rates, various nuclear systems, and introductory diffusion theory.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: MATH 230, MATH 251 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:PHYS 214

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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