A Look at Nuclear Science and Technology

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A Look at Nuclear Science and Technology

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Sciences & Technology
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This course will focus on the theory, design and operation of commercial nuclear power reactors. The course will also touch on contemporary issues regarding nuclear power generation including: the nuclear fuel cycle, the economics of nuclear power, and nuclear non-proliferation.
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6/10 starsCompleted
  • 12 reviews
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5 years, 11 months ago
Course was okay. Lectures were solid but not the best I've ever seen. They needed to be speed up a little bit. Exams were too easy, and sometimes little confusing. I know that this review is rather brief, but there is a reason for this. Currently, there is no access to class archive, so I now don't have access to resources, and exams. Every course I've taken so far, including one that ended 9 months ago, still give access to their resources. If not this, I would give the course 4 or 3.5 star, but this is unexpected and very bad move.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 11 months ago
Popular technology or not, the world will continue to rely on nuclear as an element to combat the Global Energy Crisis for at least the first half of this Century. This course aimed to provide the technical background as to how this technology works for those not in the industry. It suceeded admirably in this aim. It examines the workings of commercial nuclear power generation and safety issues with a look the supporting physics, a background to radiation and ends with an overview of other civilian applications of the use of nuclear science It does not require extensive maths, physics nor chemistry, scientifically interested 15-16 year olds will be able to take this successfully. Anyone who has a college level science, engineering or maths background will have no difficulties Dr Foulke delivers the content in a passionate, approachable style. The administration of the course (forums quizzes etc.) was mainly done by a support team fro... Popular technology or not, the world will continue to rely on nuclear as an element to combat the Global Energy Crisis for at least the first half of this Century. This course aimed to provide the technical background as to how this technology works for those not in the industry. It suceeded admirably in this aim. It examines the workings of commercial nuclear power generation and safety issues with a look the supporting physics, a background to radiation and ends with an overview of other civilian applications of the use of nuclear science It does not require extensive maths, physics nor chemistry, scientifically interested 15-16 year olds will be able to take this successfully. Anyone who has a college level science, engineering or maths background will have no difficulties Dr Foulke delivers the content in a passionate, approachable style. The administration of the course (forums quizzes etc.) was mainly done by a support team from Pitt. This was the first running of this course and there were some glitches in the questions, the course staff tried to fix the problems in situ and added an additional optional exam at the end allowing those affected to recover. On the second running of this course should go fine.
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4/10 starsCompleted
  • 5 reviews
  • 4 completed
6 years ago
The course itself was rather interesting. It could have even been a really great course if it wouldn't have been for these two serious issues: (1) The course was extremely biased pro-nuclear, pro-hormesis. There is no danger, sleep well, all is safe. If they wouldn't have been so overly partial about it, I might have believed them. (2) It was too easy, but not just because of the lectures, but also because once a few students were in trouble, the parameters were changed. Some students signed up late? No problem, let's postpone the deadlines. Students had problems with a question? No problem, absolutely everyone gets a point for that question. Students had too low scores? No problem, we just add an optional exam to boost scores for whoever needs it (best thing: if you score low, it won't be counted!). And so on... The grading was largely a farce. Sadly, that made the course totally frustrating for those who took it seriously.
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