Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

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
Mechanics, Electromagnetics, Quantum Mechanics, Atomic Physics

•Course Topics
1. Radioactivity
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 reactions

Exercises related to the contents of each lecture will be presented. Submit them as a report.

Textbooks are not specified, but lecture materials are distributed in each class.

•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
Grades will be evaluated by reports, midterm exams and final exams.
To pass, you must be able to explain basic properties of nucleus, and perform basic calculations on nuclear energies. If the more difficult problems can be handled, the grade is reflected accordingly.

It is desirable to understand the contents of Mechanics, Electromagnetics, and Quantum Mechanics.

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


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