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Archived Versions

22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics

As taught in: Fall 2006

Neutrino detector.

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) neutrino detector, before it was filled with water. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Sidney Yip

Course Features

Course Description

This course explores elements of nuclear physics for engineering students. It covers basic properties of the nucleus and nuclear radiations; quantum mechanical calculations of deuteron bound-state wave function and energy; n-p scattering cross section; transition probability per unit time and barrier transmission probability. It also covers binding energy and nuclear stability; interactions of charged particles, neutrons, and gamma rays with matter; radioactive decays; and energetics and general cross section behavior in nuclear reactions.


*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.