NPRE 402
Professor
Assignments, exams and Teaching Assistants
Assignments will account for 40 percent of the final grade.
Assignments Policy and Guidelines
In case of "Internet Rationing" or collapse through overload,
1. Final grades will be based on submitted assignments and on tests taken,
2. Reading of webpublished lecture notes will substitute for scheduled
synchronous online lecture sessions.
List of assignments, Word
List of assignments. pdf
NPRE 402 Spring 2021 First Midterm.
To be taken and submitted on Monday, March 1st, 2021.
Please submit test answers as an email attachment to: *****
NPRE 402 Spring
2021 Second Midterm.
To be taken and submitted on Monday, April 5, 2021.
Please submit test answers as an email attachment in the Word docx format to:
*****
NPRE 402 Spring 2021
Final Exam.
To be taken and submitted on Friday, May 7, 2021.
Please submit test answers as an email attachment in the Word docx format to:
*****
Exams' grades under UIN's
Teaching Assistants Information
Course
Outline
Two midterm tests and one final test are scheduled.
Each will account for 20 percent of the final grade for a total of 60 percent of the final grade.
Assignments, quizzes (unannounced), final project, 40 percent.
Prerequisites: Advanced calculus course, consent of instructor.
Undergraduates: 3 units of credit.
Graduates: 3 units, plus 1 unit
for advanced term paper or project, for a total of 4 units of credit.
Calendar for Spring Semester, 2021
103 Talbot Laboratory
Remote learning temporarily adopted because of Covid19 Pandemic
Online meeting: 11:0011:50 am, MWF
Attendance is required at online meetings during
pandemic
First Midterm 
Mon. March 1, online 
Second Midterm 
Mon, April 5, 
Final examination 
Friday, May 7, online 
Instruction Begins  Monday, January 25 
M. L. King Day  Wednesday, January 20 (no classes) 

Saturday, March 13, 1 p.m. Cancelled 

Monday, March 22, 7 a.m. Cancelled 
Instruction Ends  Wednesday, May 5 
Reading Day  Thursday, May 6 
Final Examinations Begin  Friday, May 7 
Final Examinations End  Friday, May 14 
Commencement  Saturday, May 15 
Wednesday February 17(no classes) Day Off
Wednesday March 24 (no classes) Day Off
Tuesday April 13 (no classes) Day Off
Web Text
NUCLEAR, PLASMA AND RADIATION SCIENCE
Inventing the future
M. Ragheb
Preface
Part I Dawn of Nuclear age
1.
First Human Made Reactor and Birth of Nuclear Age
2.
German
Nuclear Program
3.
Japanese Nuclear Weapons
Program
4.
Nuclear
World
5.
Race for The Super
6.
Natural
Nuclear Reactors, The Oklo Phenomenon
7.
Sustainable Energy and
Resource Management
8.
Safeguards,
NonProliferation and Peaceful Nuclear Energy
9.
The Global Status of
Nuclear Power
Part II Modern Nuclear Science
1.
The Nuclear,
Plasma, and Radiation Universe
2. Constitution of Matter, The Standard Model
3. Elusive Ghostly Neutrinos
4.
Nuclear Processes,
The Strong Force
5.
Gamma
Rays Interaction with Matter
Part III Radioactive Processes
1.
Radioactive Transformations Theory, The Weak Force
2.
Food Preservation by
Radiation
3.
Terrestrial
Radioactivity and Geothermal Energy
4. Biogenic and Abiogenic
Petroleum
5.
Management of Radioactive Waste
Part IV Fission Systems
1.
Nuclear Reactor Concepts
and Thermodynamic Cycles
2.
Pressurized
Water Reactors
3.
Boiling
Water Reactors
4.
High
Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor
5.
Heavy Water Reactor
6.
Fourth
Generation Reactor Concepts
7. Fast Breeder Reactors
8.
Autonomous
Battery Reactors
9.
Inherently Safe Reactor Designs
10.
Isotopic Separation and
Enrichment
11. Traveling Wave Reactor
12.
Modular Integral Compact Underground Reactor
13. Underwater Power Plants
14.
Floating Nuclear Barges
Part V Fusion Systems
1.
Plasmas and Fusion Reactions
2.
Fusion Concepts
3.
Inertial
Confinement Fusion
4.
Magnetic
Confinement Fusion
5. Fission
Fusion Thorium Hybrid
Part VI Space Nuclear Power
1.
Nuclear and Plasma
Space Propulsion
2. Space Power Reactors
3.
Radioisotopes
Power Production
4.
Cosmic and Space Radiation
5.
Nuclear
Defense Against Stellar Objects
6.
Nuclear
Propulsion Choices for Space Exploration
7.
Solar Storms Effects on Nuclear and Electrical Installations
8. Nuclear Asteroid
Mining
9.
Nuclear Ramjet and
Scramjet Propulsion
Part VII
Transport and Diffusion Reactor
Theory
1.
Transport
Theory
2.
Subcritical
Assemblies Theory
3.
Neutron Cross Sections
4.
Neutron
Collision Theory
5.
Neutron Diffusion Theory
6.
Neutron
Diffusion in Nonmultiplying Media
7.
OneGroup Reactor Theory
8. Point
Reactor Kinetics
9.
Multidimensional
Reactor Systems in Diffusion Theory
10.
Numerical
Methods for Diffusion Theory Criticality
11.
Fermi
Age Theory
12.
Two Group Diffusion Theory for Bare and Reflected Reactors
13. Analysis of Fast Reactors Systems
14.
The
Resonance Escape Probability
15.
Treatment
of Heterogeneous Systems
Part VIII Radiological Science
1.
Radiation Dosimetry
2.
Ionizing Radiation Units and Standards
3.
Nonionizing Radiation
4.
Environmental Radiation
5.
Radiation Hormesis
6.
Environmental
Remediation of Radioactive Contamination
7.
Radiobiological
Processes
8.
Attenuation of Gamma
Radiation
9.
Gamma and X rays Detection
10.
Nuclear Medicine
Applications
11.
Positron Emission Tomography
12.
Nuclear Sterile Insect Technique
13.
Depleted
Uranium and its Health Physics
Part IX Nuclear Safety
1.
Three Mile Island Accident
2.
The
Chernobyl Accident
3.
Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami Station Blackout Accident
4.
Tritium, Man Made Hydrogen
Part X Nuclear Applications
1.
Energy
Hydrogenation and Decarbonization
2.
Nuclear Age Elements
4.
Nuclear Marine Propulsion
5.
X Ray and Gamma Ray Lasers
6.
Zero
Point Field Power
7.
Fresh Water Augmentation
8. Single
and Dual Purpose Nuclear Desalination
9.
Pumped Storage in Association with the Dead Sea to
Red Sea Peace Canal
10.
Uranium
Resources in Phosphate Rocks
11.
Thorium
Resources in Rare Earth Elements
12.
Isotope Methods in Water Resources Management
13.
Symbiotic Coupling of Wind Power and Nuclear Power Generation
14.
Restarting the USA Stalled Nuclear Renaissance
15. Global
Climatic Variation, Change and Energy Use.
References
Appendices
Vector
Calculus Relations
List
of the Known Elements
Table of
Thermal Neutron Cross
Sections
Physical
Constants and Conversion Factors
Systeme
International (SI), Prefixes and Symbols
Greek Alphabet
Natural Nuclides Table
Artificial and
Natural Nuclides Table
Procedure for the Generation of a Decay Curve: decay.f90
Procedure for estimating the activity of an
irradiated isotope: Isotope_production.f90
One Group Nuclear Criticality Code Listing: criticality.f90
Multigroup Nuclear
Criticality Code Listing: multigroup_criticality.f90
Neutron
Dosimetry code: neutron_dosimetry.f90
Input data
30 group cross sections: H_{2}O
30 group cross sections: Na
University of Illinois Visit to the LaSalle County Generating Station
Data Files on Isotopes and CrossSections
Computer Programs and Output Data Files
Internal Links to Bookmarks
External Links
Nuclear Data for Isotopes and Elements
Radiation Safety and Health Physics
Nuclear Power Plants and Government Organizations
Breeder Nuclear Reactor Designs
AcceleratorDriven Reactors and Waste Transmutation
Laboratories Involved in Fusion Research
Magnetic and Inertial Confinement Concepts for Fusion Reactors
Alternative Confinement Concepts for Fusion Reactors
Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion
Medical Research with Radioisotopes and Radiation
Industrial Research with Radioisotopes and Radiation
Food Irradiation and Sterilization
1. Edward M. Baum, Harold D. Knox and Thomas R. Miller, "Nuclides and Isotopes, Chart of the N uclides," 16th Edition, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, KAPL and Lockheed Martin, 2002.
2. Lide, David R.,Ed., "CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics," 83rd Edition, CRC Press LLC, 2002.
NPRE402/ME405 Nuclear Power Engineering
NPRE457/CSE462 Safety Analysis of Nuclear Reactor Systems
NPRE490MC(NPRE456/CSE416) Monte Carlo Simulations
NPRE590SF Nuclear and Radiological Safety
NPRE459/CSE417 Fuzzy Logic and its Applications
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