NPRE 402
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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, final grade will be based on
received assignments and on tests taken.
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NPRE 402 Summer 2020 First Midterm Exam
To be taken and submitted on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Please submit exam answers as an email attachment within a 24 hours period to:
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NPRE 402 Summer 2020 Second Midterm Exam
To be taken on Monday, July 13 , 2020.
Please submit exam answers as an email attachment within a 48 hours period to:
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NPRE 402 Summer 2020 Final Exam
To be taken and submitted on Friday, August 78, 2020.
Please submit test answers as an email attachment to: magdi.ragheb@gmail.com
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 Summer Session, 2020
Remote learning temporarily adopted because of Covid19 Pandemic
Online meeting: 10:0011:50 am, MWF
First Midterm 
Monday, June 29, 2020 
Second Midterm 
Monday, July 13 , 2020 
Final examination 
Friday, August 7 
Instruction Begins  Monday, June 15 
Independence Day  Friday, July 3rd (no classes) 
Instruction Ends  Thursday, August 6, 12 noon 
Reading Day  Thursday, August 6 
Final Examinations Begin  Friday, August 7 
Final Examinations End  Saturday, August 8 
Calendar for Fall Semester, 2020
103 Talbot Laboratory
Remote learning temporarily adopted because of Covid19 Pandemic
Online meeting: 8:008:50 am, MWF
Instruction Begins  Monday, August 24 
Labor Day  Monday, September 7 (no classes) 
ThanksgivingVacation Begins  Saturday, November 21, 1 p.m. 
Instruction Resumes  Monday, November 30, 7 a.m. 
Instruction Ends  Wednesday, December 9 
Reading Day  Thursday, December 10 
Final Examinations Begin  Friday, December 11 
Final Examinations End  Friday, December 18 
First Midterm 
Friday, October 2, during class period. 
Second Midterm 
Monday, November 2, during class period. 
Final examination 

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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