Translations*

22.02 Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics

As taught in: Spring 2003

The Rutherford-Bohr model of the atom with nucleus and orbits labeled.

The Rutherford-Bohr model of the atom. (Courtesy of EPA.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Kim Molvig

Course Description

This course concentrates on the basic concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on nuclear structure and radiation interactions with matter. Included: elementary quantum theory; nuclear forces; shell structure of the nucleus; alpha, beta, and gamma radioactive decays; interactions of nuclear radiations (charged particles, gammas, and neutrons) with matter; nuclear reactions; and fission and fusion.

The course is divided into three main sections:

  1. Quantum Mechanics Fundamentals
  2. Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Decays
  3. Interactions in Nuclear Matter and Nuclear Reactions

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.