Spring 2019 - NUSC 342 D200

Introduction to Nuclear Science (3)

Class Number: 8298

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5020, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    NUSC 341, with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department. Recommended: MATH 251.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Review of nuclear properties and systematics. Properties of the nuclear force; shell model and structure of complex nuclei, nuclear decay via particle emission and spontaneous fission; experimental description of nuclear reactions; nucleon-nucleus and heavy ion reactions. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week

General Course Description: This course is a quantitative introduction Nuclear Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Nuclear Physics, and properties and interactions of atomic nuclei. Topics include observables of the nucleus, nuclear forces, radioactive decay, and nuclear reactions.

Grading

  • Homework 20%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 50%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

P. Atkins, K. de Paula, and J. Keeler, Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 11th Edition, 2018, Publisher: Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780198769866

G. Choppin, J-O. Liljenzin & J. Rydberg. Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry. 4th Edition. 2013. Publisher: Academic Press.
ISBN: 9780124058972

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