NU3819 Radiological Fundamentals

Interaction of radiation with matter, including the biological effects of radiation. Detailed calculations of high-energy radiation from point, line, and plane sources and methods for estimating the radiation emitted from power plant components. Calculation of radioactivity buildup and decay for a variety of production and removal mechanisms in both liquid and gas systems. Detectors for radiation and radioactivity with emphasis on the underlying physics of detection as well as the electronics associated with accurate measurement. Radiation shielding design, including calculations to optimize both permanent and temporary shields. (This course number and title represent course content taught at Naval Nuclear Power School and not at Naval Postgraduate School. Credit will be granted for students enrolled in a NPS graduate studies program.) Graded pass/fail only.

Lecture Hours

4

Lab Hours

0

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