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NE 4302. NUCLEAR REACTOR THEORY/ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.

The course covers the theoretical aspect of reactor theory and analysis along with the complete understanding of the nuclear reactor systems, major components, operations, control and over all safety aspect of nuclear power plant technology. The theoretical topics in the course will include the neutronics behavior of fission reactors, primarily from a one-speed diffusion perspective. Reactor kinetics and dynamics, criticality, fission product poisoning, reactivity control, reactor stability and introductory concepts in fuel management, followed by slowing down and one-speed diffusion theory. Use of industry adopted software and power plant simulation for evaluating basic reactor parameters. Prerequisite: NE 3301.