Radiation physics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMPH013-05
Vaknaam Radiation physics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Radiation physics
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
interpret nuclear decay schemes and solve problems concerning radioactive decay and radioactive equilibrium

identify and describe the most important interactions between radiation and matter and explain the properties of different types of ionizing radiation
calculate the range and energy loss of ionizing radiation in matter.
describe the principles of radiation detectors and solve simple problems on efficiency, detection limits and uncertainty in radiation measurements.
describe the processes that are involved in the interaction of radiation with biological material, use the concept of dose and perform simple dose and shielding calculations.
be critical about the presented material and pose relevant questions during lectures and tutorials.
Omschrijving This course provides an introduction in radioactivity, ionizing radiation, the interaction of radiation with matter, detection of radiation, the biological effects of radiation and radiation protection.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(LC 32, T 22, self study 86)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Tussentoets (IT)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. E.R. van der Graaf
Docent(en) dr. E.R. van der Graaf
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection, 3rd edition,
John Wiley and Sons, May 2007

James E. Turner 978-3-527-40606-7 €  132,00
Entreevoorwaarden Students should have a basic knowledge of physics and mathematics to be able to solve problems related to radiation physics
Opmerkingen WE 70%=Written exam about all content. Partly open questions, partly problems, partly multiple choice. 30 %Written exam about 40-50% of the content. Partly open questions, partly problems, partly multiple choice
Intermediate exam I, Final exam F
Final grade=0.3*I+0.7*F
Pass when Final Grade>5.5

This course was registered last year with course code NAFYS05E
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