22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics

Fall 2006

Neutrino detector.
The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) neutrino detector, before it was filled with water. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of lecture notes, a complete list of assignments, and all three exams with solutions.

Course Description

This course explores elements of nuclear physics for engineering students. It covers basic properties of the nucleus and nuclear radiations; quantum mechanical calculations of deuteron bound-state wave function and energy; n-p scattering cross section; transition probability per unit time and barrier transmission probability. It also covers binding energy and nuclear stability; interactions of charged particles, neutrons, and gamma rays with matter; radioactive decays; and energetics and general cross section behavior in nuclear reactions.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Sidney Yip

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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