AP4231 - Nuclear Reactor Physics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Physics
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to give an overview of the physics of nuclear reactors and their behaviour.  It also introduces how chain reaction can be used to induce controlled rate of fission in fissile materials for energy generation in reactors.  Finally, it describes the factors that affect the design and behaviour of nuclear reactors.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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