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Concepts of Nuclear Engineering(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Related Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 4 the latter term
Elective/Compulsory : Elective
Lecturer : Yasuaki KOJIMA Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
This lecture covers nuclear fundamental properties, nuclear disintegration, radioactivity, stability of nuclei, nuclear structure, nuclear reaction and particle accelerator.
1. Be able to understand explain nuclear properties such as decay, mass, nuclear models.
2. Be able to perform basic nuclear calculations such as reaction energies.
3. Be able to understand and explain experimental technique to measure nuclear properties.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Quantum Mechanics, Atomic Physics

•Course Topics
1. Introduction
2. Properties of atomic nuclei such as mass, binding energy, radius etc.
3. Alpha-decay, Beta-decay, Gamma-transition, internal conversion and fission
4. Nuclear model and magic number
5. Nuclear reaction
6. Particle accelerator


•Additional Reading
Introduction to Nuclear Physics (in Japanese), author: Y. Sumi, published by SYOKABO.
Nuclear Physics (in Japanese), author: KAGEYAMA Seizaburo, published by ASAKURA-Syoten.
Nuclear Physics (in Japanese) by K. Yagi, ASAKURA-syoten.
Nuclear Physics (in Japanese) by T. Nagae and S. Nagamiya, SYOKABO.

•Grade Assessment
"Examination(60%) and report(40%)" or "Examination(100%)". The higher evaluation is adopted.

Grade point:
Pass mark is equal to or more than 60 points for full marks of 100 points.

Entrance Year: 2011 or later
100~90:S, 89~80:A, 79~70:B, 69~60:C, <=59:F
Entrance Year: 2010 or before
100~80:A, 79~70:B, 69~60:C, <=59:D

Bring a scientific calculator.

•Contacting Faculty
After the lecture, or e-mail.
tel: 052-789-2572
Radioisotope Research Center, room number 218


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