INTRODUCTN TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE

Section

Professor

Thomas Marshall

Course Information

Prerequisite: Mathematics V1202 and E1210 and Physics C1012, or their equivalents. This introductory course is for individuals with an interest in medical physics and other branches of radiation science. Topics covered include: the Rutherford nuclear atom; properties of the nucleus. Radioactivity: decay chains, types of decay, half-lives, dating. Nuclear reactions, compound nucleus, cross sections. Models for alpha and beta decay; model of deuteron; scattering and nuclear forces. Interaction of radiation with matter, and detection of nuclear radiation. Artificial radioactivity, neutrons, neutron reactions, and neutron slowing down; moderators.

Department: Applied Physics and Applied Math(APAM)

Subject: Applied Physics(APPH)

School: Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Division: School of Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate

Course ID: 4010