Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the application of breaking down atomic nuclei (fission) or of combining atomic nuclei (fusion), or with the application of other sub-atomic processes based on the principles of nuclear physics. In the sub-field of nuclear fission, it particularly includes the design, interaction, and maintenance of systems and components like nuclear reactors, nuclear power plants, or nuclear weapons. The field also includes the study of medical and other applications of radiation, particularly Ionizing radiation, nuclear safety, heat/thermodynamics transport, nuclear fuel, or other related technology (e.g., radioactive waste disposal) and the problems of nuclear proliferation.
This module deals with the basics of nuclear physics, in terms of nuclear dimension, constituent particles, mass, magnetic moment, electric moment, nuclear shape, nuclear binding energy and stability. (3 lectures + 1tutorial)..

The structure of the nucleus is discussed in the light of liquid drop and nuclear shell model. (3 lectures + 1 tutorial)

Lecture 1:
In this lecture some of the basic properties like, constituent particles, mass, dimension, of an atomic nucleus are discussed.
Lecture 2:
In this lecture the electric moment of a nucleus and different nuclear shapes is discussed in detail.
Lecture 3:
This lecture deals with the binding energy of a nucleus and its implication in nuclear stability.
Lecture 4 (Examples with hints for lectures 1 to 3):
This is equivalent to lecture 4. Problems related to the above three lectures and hints of the answers are provided in this section.
Lecture 5 and 6:
In this lecture a detail discussion on liquid drop model of nucleus and its significance to understand nuclear stability is made.
Lecture 7:
In this lecture nuclei with magic numbers and nuclear shell model have been discussed in a simple manner.
Lecture 8 (Examples with hints for lectures 5 to 7):
This is equivalent to lecture 8. Problems related to the mass formula and nuclear stability are given and hints of the answers are provided.

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