22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics

Fall 2004

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 problem sets in the assignments section and quizzes, along with solutions, in the exams section.

Course Description

This subject deals with foundational knowledge for all students in NED. Emphasis is on nuclear concepts (as opposed to traditional nuclear physics), especially nuclear radiations and their interactions with matter. We will study different types of reactions, single-collision phenomena (cross sections) and leave the effects of many collisions to later subjects (22.105 and 22.106). Quantum mechanics is used at a lower level than in 22.51 and 22.106.
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Prof. Sidney Yip

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session