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    Jun 04, 2020  
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

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NUC 120 Nuclear Reactor Theory (4 Credit Hours)


Class Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course covers the fundamental operating theory of reactors used by electric utilities. Topics include nuclear fission, radioactivity, radiation, reactivity effects from control rods, fission products, and burnable poisons created during reactor steady-state and transient operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the neutron life cycle, reactor kinetics, reactivity coefficients, and effects from xenon.



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