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Nuclear Science Courses

NUSC 341 - Introduction to Radiochemistry (3)

Brief description of the nucleus and its decays and reactions; interaction of radiation with matter; nuclear instrumentation; radioisotopes in chemistry; activation analysis and related analytical techniques; other applications of nuclear techniques; nuclear reactors and nuclear fusion. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units in a science program, including first year calculus, chemistry and physics. Quantitative.

NUSC 342 - Introduction to Nuclear Science (3)

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. Prerequisite: NUSC 341 or permission of the department. Recommended: MATH 251. Quantitative.

NUSC 344 - Nucleosynthesis and Distribution of the Elements (3)

Formation and distribution of the chemical elements in the early universe, in present stellar environments and in the solar system; elemental abundances and isotopic ratios; and radiometric chronology techniques. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units in a science program, including first year calculus, chemistry and physics. Quantitative.

NUSC 346 - Radiochemistry Laboratory (2)

Introduction to the techniques of radiochemistry; proportional and Geiger counters; sample preparations and half-life measurement; synthesis and separation of labelled compounds; beta and gamma-ray spectroscopy. Prerequisite: NUSC 341. Quantitative.

NUSC 444 - Special Topics in Nuclear Science (3)

Advanced topics in nuclear science. Prerequisite: NUSC 342 or 442, or permission of the department.

NUSC 482 - Directed Study in Advanced Topics in Nuclear (3)

Directed reading in a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Admission requires selection of a faculty supervisor and submission of a study topic to the department at least one month prior to the start of the term in which the course will be taken. Normally taken during the fourth year of study. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.