- - Lecturer: Dr. Akarin Intaniwet - - Prerequisite: RE 210 Renewable Energy - Course meeting time and place Place: School of Renewable Energy Date and time: Tuesday and Friday (8.00-9.30). 2 sessions/week, 1.5 hr/session. The lecture will be carried out for 15 weeks (30 lectures in total).
Self study (Assignments or reports): 4-6 hr/week For further assistant, please feel free to come to see me at my office or the appointment can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate the topic of the meeting). Communication through facebook is also possible. Search for Akarin Intaniwet and add it to your email@example.com
- To understand the fundamental of atomic structure and apply the knowledge to describe relevant properties of radioactive materials. - To be able to explain and to calculate the energy output produced by nuclear reactions. - To be familiar with a nuclear reactor. Students must be able to explain the role of all necessary components and processes occurred inside the nuclear reactor. Aims
- To understand the role of nuclear energy in technological applications. - To be able to elucidate about the safety issue of the nuclear reactor. Student will be familiar with the concept of radiation dose, radiation effect on biological tissue and the protective measures. Aims
- This course provides a general information about the nuclear energy in every aspect. - The course begins with a fundamental description of atomic structure (nucleus, electrons, protons and neutrons), radioactive materials and radioactive decay processes (alpha, beta and gamma decay). Overview
- Subsequently, a nuclear reaction and nucleus transformation will be introduced and the calculation of the energy released by the nuclear reactions (mainly on fission reaction) will be elaborated in detail. - The focus will then move to a nuclear reactor and its operation. Key components as well as important processes inside the reactor will be highlighted. Overview
Fusion reaction will then be explained. Towards the end of the course, technological applications and safety issue will be discussed in detail. Overview
1.Atomic structure, nucleus, protons, neutrons and electrons. 2.Radioactive materials, radioactivity, radioactive decay and half life. 3.Alpha, beta and gamma emission. 4.Nuclear reactions (fission and fusion). 5.Nuclear reactors and their operation principles. 6.Radiation and life. 7.Nuclear safety information and radiation protection 8.Nuclear technology for agricultural, medical and industrial applications. Course outline
Recommended textbooks 1.Serway, R.A., Beichner R.J. Physics For Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics. 5 th ed. (Chapter 44 and 45). 2.Krane, K.S. Introductory Nuclear Physics. 3.J. Lilley, Nuclear Physics Principles and Applications (Wiley). 4.Burcham, W.E. Elements of Nuclear Physics, (Longman). 5.Coggle, J.E. Biological Effects of Radiation, (Wykham). 6.Bennet, D.J. & Thompson, J.R. Elements of Nuclear Power, (Longman). 7. นิวเคลียร์ฟิสิกส์, ผศ. อุไรวรรณ จุณภาต. 8.Raymond L. Murray, Nuclear Energy.
Lecture note - A copy of power point slides for each lecture will be available to student. - However, each student is still expected to make your own lecture note. - The re-run of each lecture will be available in video file. so you have no excuse for failing in this class.
Grading policy General university grading regulation applies in which A (above 74%), B + (70-74%), B (66-70%), C + (62-66%), C (58-62%), D + (54-58%), D (40-54%) and F (below 40%) Grades will be awarded to student according to their percentage score. This requirement, however, can be slightly flexible depending on your behaviour in the class!
Scores proportion ActivitiesPercentages Class attendance7% Homework30% Midterm exam30% Final exam33%
Class attendance - This course consists of 15 weeks of lecture (30 lectures). - You are expected to attend the class at least 80% (24 lectures). Fail to meet this requirement will result in F. - One lecture lasts for 90 mins. The room will automatically locked after name calling. If you are late. DO NOT COME IN THE ROOM.
Homework - Homework will be given to student regularly (10 – 12 assignments) - The deadline of submission will be indicated at the head of the problem set paper. - Missing the deadline will result in a penalty. However, a heavy penalty will be imposed for cheating in any kind.
Homework -You are expected to do the homework as a team of 2. But each student must write his/her own homework. - YOU CANNOT COPY OTHER GROUP’S HOMEWORK. - Copy material is unacceptable in this class whatsoever and the paper will be awarded 0.
Homework -The answer for each homework will be posted at the board in the Energy Research Centre after it is graded. - The score of your assignment will be thoroughly awarded. Your marks will be reduced as more mistakes are found. - Protest of your marks can be done at any time. But you need to have evidence supporting the protest.
Exams - There are 2 exams in this course, midterm and final, and you are expected to complete both of them. Missing the exam will result in F. - Exam papers are provided in both Thai and English. Questions related to the exam paper can be asked during the examination. - The exam will not be in open book. But all essential information will be given at the first page of the exam paper.
Exams - Exam date can be moved according to the situation. - Moving the exam date requires the agreement from all of the student. That means all of you must agree on the same day and at the same time. - Students are not allowed to have the exam before or after the actual date whatsoever. Unless there is a reasonable explanation for the excuse
Performance of your predecessor Score F-zone A-zone Total 30%