Introduction to the interaction of radiation with mater, the production and decay of radioactive nuclides, the structure and properties of nuclei, and various applications of nuclear science (including nuclear power) are all presented. Prerequisites: General Chemistry and/or Physics, and prior or concurrent enrollment in either Chemistry 401 or Physics 217. Lectures will be in-person (if allowed) but a complete set of taped lectures will also be available. A weekly, in-person or remote, help session will be scheduled at a mutually agreed to time. There will be about 6 timed quizzes, one midterm and one final, all of which must be taken in-person on mutually agreed dates.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AR NSM; AS NSM