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M E 337G M E 337G. Nuclear Safety and Security. 3 Hours.

An investigation of policy and technical aspects related to nuclear safety and security. Participants will evaluate the proliferation of risk from facilities within the nuclear fuel cycle. They will calculate the criticality conditions for a nuclear assembly and derive parent/daughter decay equations. Nuclear forensics evaluations will be conducted on real-world environmental measurements. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering 337G, 388H, Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 390R (Topic 15: Nuclear Safety and Security). Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Physics 103N and 303L with a grade of at least C- in each; for others, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.