22.02 Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics


Class Info

Covers basic concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on nuclear structure and interactions of radiation with matter. Topics include 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.

This class has 8.02, 18.02, and 8.03 as prerequisites.

22.02 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by P. Cappellaro.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 24-121.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics site or on the 22.02 Stellar site.

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