Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 1

Numbering Code G-ENG08 9C086 LJ28 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Mon.2
Instructor name SASAKI TAKAYUKI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Study of basic concepts necessary for understanding the principles of various nuclear engineering studies from the physicochemical properties of atoms, nuclei, and radiation to the generation and use of energy by fission reactions.
Course Goals The course objective is to understand the link between basic science and the latest research in the field of nuclear engineering, and to understand the latest advancements made in basic and applied research and future issues.
Schedule and Contents Introduction to Radiation 1

1) Discovery of radiation
2) History of radiation
3) Basics of radiation
4) Interaction with substances
5) Detection of radiation
6) Generation of radiation
7) Industrial uses of radiation

Energy generation and utilization 1

8) Energy situation and nuclear power
9) Basics of reactor physics
10) Reactor control
11) Reactor selection-present
12) Reactor selection-past
13) Reactor selection-next generation reactor
14) Viewpoints on nuclear energy utilization and development
15) Feedback; confirmation of learning achievement
Evaluation Methods and Policy Grading is based on the score of the periodic evaluations. Students will be tested on basic knowledge and understanding of atoms, nuclei, radiation, quantum computation, etc. discussed in each lecture.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Review mainly the contents of each lecture and the exercises during the lecture is advisable.
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