Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4580 - Introduction to Nuclear Science and Engineering

(also AEP 4130 , CHEME 4130 , ECE 4130 , NSE 4130 )
Fall. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2214  and MATH 2940 .

D. A. Hammer.

For seniors and M.Eng. students interested in nuclear energy. Topics are presented at the level of the course text: Lamarsh and Baratta, Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, 3rd ed. and include the fundamentals of nuclear science and engineering: nuclear structure, radioactivity, and reactions; interaction of radiation with matter; radiation protection and shielding; the neutron chain reaction and its control; light water reactors, isotope separation, fuel reprocessing, and waste disposal; heat transfer, accidents, atmospheric dispersion; and reactor licensing and safety.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to synthesize multiple technical disciplines to develop a conceptual design of a nuclear power plant.

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