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NE 201

Course Title: 
Nuclear Reactions and Interactions of Radiation with Matter
Course Units: 
Catalog Description: 
  • Interaction of gamma rays, neutrons, and charged particles
    with matter, nuclear structure and radioactive decay, cross sections
    and energetics of nuclear reactions, nuclear fission and the fission
    products, fission and fusion reactions as energy sources.
Course Prerequisite: 
  • NE 101
Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials: 
  • Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics, 3rd Edition, by K. Heyde.
Class/Laboratory Schedule: 
  • Four hours of lecture per week
Assessment of Student Progress Toward Course Objectives: 
  • Homework: 30%
  • Midterm exam: 20%
  • Oral presentation: 20%
  • Final exam (take home): 30%