Neutron Interactions and Applications OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Course by MIT

Published Jan 12, 2009

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Learn how neutrons interact and how their interactions can lead to fission and fusion as it relates to nuclear engineering in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Neutron Interactions and Applications' discusses the behavior of neutrons and their applications in nuclear fission and fusion. This graduate-level course has a prerequisite of Applied Nuclear Physics and will be of most interest to students studying in Nuclear Science or Engineering master's degree programs.

Neutron Interactions and Applications: Course Specifics

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Neutron Interactions and Applications: Course Description

Learn about the scattering of neutrons and its effect on calculating nuclear reaction cross sections. Discover how the scattering of inelastic and elastic neutrons affects thermal motion. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, provides this free OpenCourseWare about the practical applications of neutron interactions. Students will learn about statistical physics so they can determine how low and high energy rates will effect neutron interactions. Learn how nuclear fusion and fission can result from neutron interactions. MIT Professor Sidney Yip teaches this OpenCourseWare about neutron energy and interactions and the variety of practical applications.

Lectures, notes, study materials, tests, quizzes and a sample project are available for free online. To take this course, visit the neutron interactions and applications course page.

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