22.05 Neutron Science and Reactor Physics


Class Info

Introduces fundamental properties of the neutron. Covers reactions induced by neutrons, nuclear fission, slowing down of neutrons in infinite media, diffusion theory, the few-group approximation, point kinetics, and fission-product poisoning. Emphasizes the nuclear physics bases of reactor design and its relationship to reactor engineering problems.

This class has 18.03, 22.01, 1.000, 2.086, 6.0002, and 12.010 as prerequisites.

22.05 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by B. Forget.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 24-115.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Fall 2019 Course 22: Nuclear Science and Engineering site.

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