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Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Physics of Nuclear Reactors (PHYS 491 / ENPH 491)

Course Information:

Instructor: Prof. Corcoran
Next Session: Winter 2017

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year standing in Engineering Physics, PHYS, ASPH or MAPH Plan

Description:

The fundamental physics associated with a nuclear reactor. Emphasis will be on the interaction of neutrons, reactor kinetics and calculations required in reactor design. Topics discussed include: brief review of basic nuclear physics, neutron interactions and cross-sections, neutron diffusion, neutron moderation, theory of reactors, changes in reactivity, control of reactors.

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Tutorial: 0.5

NOTE: Manual - estimated cost $15 to $25 per manual

Academic Units (ENPH 491)

Mathematics: 0
Natural Sciences: 0
Complementary Studies: 0
Engineering Science: 30
Engineering Design: 12

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