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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 15, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to application of theory to practical aspects of nuclear science and technology. It is intended as a ramp-up course for non-nuclear engineers who wish to pursue a graduate level certificate in nuclear engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Graduate level content will be assured by use of open-ended assignments and group discussions via an electronic blackboard. The course is designed to accommodate working adults who must travel from time to time. Topics will include: 1. Introduction: a grand tour of the nuclear fuel cycle 2. Power reactors and nuclear systems 3. Atomic and nuclear physics: the Einstein connection 4. Nuclear reactions and radiation: the life and trials of a neutron 5. Radiation and radiation protection: radiation and realism 6. Nuclear reactor theory: from complex to simple 7. Reactor kinetics and control: thanks for delayed neutrons 8. Reactor energy removal: the balance between resilience and power density 9. Power conversion systems and the balance of plant: from neutrons to electricity 10. Reactor accidents and lessons learned.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PROG: School of Engineering (PENGR)

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