Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Ionizing Radiation

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Ionizing Radiation

Prof. Michael Short via MIT OpenCourseWare Direct link

1. Radiation History to the Present — Understanding the Discovery of the Neutron

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1. Radiation History to the Present — Understanding the Discovery of the Neutron

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Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Ionizing Radiation

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  1. 1 1. Radiation History to the Present — Understanding the Discovery of the Neutron
  2. 2 2. Radiation Utilizing Technology
  3. 3 3. Nuclear Mass and Stability, Nuclear Reactions and Notation, Introduction to Cross Section
  4. 4 4. Binding Energy, the Semi-Empirical Liquid Drop Nuclear Model, and Mass Parabolas
  5. 5 5. Mass Parabolas Continued, Stability, and Half Life
  6. 6 6. The Q-Equation — The Most General Nuclear Reaction
  7. 7 7. Q-Equation Continued and Examples
  8. 8 8. Radioactive Decay — Modes, Energetics, and Trends
  9. 9 10. Radioactive Decay Continued
  10. 10 11. Radioactivity and Series Radioactive Decays
  11. 11 12. Numerical Examples of Activity, Half Life, and Series Decay
  12. 12 13. Practical Radiation Counting Experiments
  13. 13 14. Photon Interactions with Matter I — Interaction Methods and Gamma Spectral Identification
  14. 14 15. Photon Interaction with Matter II — More Details, Shielding Calculations
  15. 15 16. Nuclear Reactor Construction and Operation
  16. 16 17. Ion-Nuclear Interactions I — Scattering and Stopping Power Derivation, Ion Range
  17. 17 18. Ion-Nuclear Interactions II — Bremsstrahlung, X-Ray Spectra, Cross Sections
  18. 18 19. Uses of Photon and Ion Nuclear Interactions — Characterization Techniques
  19. 19 20. How Nuclear Energy Works
  20. 20 21. Neutron Transport
  21. 21 22. Simplifying Neutron Transport to Neutron Diffusion
  22. 22 23. Solving the Neutron Diffusion Equation, and Criticality Relations
  23. 23 24. Transients, Feedback, and Time-Dependent Neutronics
  24. 24 25. Review of All Nuclear Interactions and Problem Set 7 Help
  25. 25 26. Chernobyl — How It Happened
  26. 26 27. Nuclear Materials — Radiation Damage and Effects in Matter
  27. 27 28. Chernobyl Trip Report by Jake Hecla
  28. 28 29. Nuclear Materials Science Continued
  29. 29 30. Radiation Dose, Dosimetry, and Background Radiation
  30. 30 31. Frontiers in Nuclear Medicine, Where One Finds Ionizing Radiation (Background and Other Sources)
  31. 31 32. Chemical and Biological Effects of Radiation, Smelling Nuclear Bullshit
  32. 32 33. Long-Term Biological Effects of Radiation, Statistics, Radiation Risk
  33. 33 34. Radiation Hormesis
  34. 34 35. Food Irradiation and Its Safety

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