22.11 Applied Nuclear Physics


Class Info

Introduction to nuclear structure, reactions, and radioactivity. Review of quantization, the wave function, angular momentum and tunneling. Simplified application to qualitative understanding of nuclear structure. Stable and unstable isotopes, radioactive decay, decay products and chains. Nuclear reactions, cross-sections, and fundamental forces, and the resulting phenomena.

This class has 22.02 as a prerequisite.

22.11 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by B. Yildiz.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the Nuclear Science and Engineering (Course 22) < MIT site or on the 22.11 Stellar site.

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