Ionizing Radiation OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course on Ionizing Radiation by MIT

Published Jan 23, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering offers its course, 'Introduction to Ionizing Radiation,' as a free OpenCourseWare. This undergraduate course introduces engineering students to the basic uses and properties of ionizing radiations.

Introduction to Ionizing Radiation: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Introduction to Ionizing Radiation: Course Description

Radiation history, binding energy, radiological dating, cell survival curves and medical imaging are just a few of the topics covered in MIT's introductory course, 'Introduction to Ionizing Radiation.' Lecture notes, originally presented by Professor Jeffrey Coderre, explore the physical, chemical, biological and epidemiological aspects of ionizing radiation. A list of readings, mostly from the textbook, Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection, by J.E. Turner, enhance the students' understanding of the subject. A series of problem sets are each designed to show students the real-world applications of the theoretical material covered in each lecture. The course is an undergraduate-level course appropriate for students earning bachelor's degrees in Nuclear Science and Engineering.

The OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, seven problems sets with solutions and three quizzes. For further information and to download course materials, visit the ionizing radiation course web page.

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