22.01 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Ionizing Radiation, Fall 2015
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Ionizing Radiation
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This course provides an introduction to nuclear science and its engineering applications. It describes basic nuclear models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions and kinematics; covers the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, with an emphasis on radiation detection, radiation shielding, and radiation effects on human health; and presents energy systems based on fission and fusion nuclear reactions, as well as industrial and medical applications of nuclear science.
ionizing radiation, natural radiation, half-life, radioactive decay, dose calculation, radiation protection, radiation shielding, hormesis, nuclear power, nuclear energy, biological effects of radiation, food irradiation, radiation risk, radioactive dating
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