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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 22.02 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Kim Molvig 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 22.02 Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course includes a full set of assignments with solutions, and an extensive list of links for further exploration.

    Course Description

    Basic concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on nuclear structure and radiation interactions with matter. 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; 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.


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