Instructor: Chung Chieh, Department of Chemistry
Hydrogen bomb explosions release horrific amounts of energy.
How? What? When? Where? and Why?
These are some of the questions to be discussed in SCI270.
We will discuss the science development around nuclear technology and
its impact to our lives.
Course URL: http://www.science.uwaterloo.ca/~cchieh/cact/
- Title - constants, list of elements, and
and conversion factors.
Energy - the driving force of change
Natural Units - atoms, molecules, moles, and electrons
Atoms - the tiny wonders
Radioactive Decay - transmutation of nuclides
Particles - frozen energy states
Nuclides - composite particles of nucleons
Nuclear Reactions - changing the hearts of atoms
Nuclear Fission - energy for war and peace
Nuclear Fusion - an ideal energy source
Interaction of Radiation With Matter - radiation detection and measurements
Biological Effects of Radiation - safety in nuclear technology
- Nuclear Technology - applications of nuclear technology (ppt slides only)
Lecture notes - Introduction to Nuclear Technology -
are available from the University Bookstore.
Other Reading Materials
Course information, assignments, changes to the lecture notes and suplemental
material will be posted on the Course web-site. Information will be organized
using the menu, and you are expected to visit this site often.
- Quizzes 10%
- Midterm test 30% (2004 Feb. 11, 8:30-9:30 pm after a lecture)
- Final Exam based on all material covered during the entire term 60%