Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Radiation Physics FIZ444 8 4 + 0 8

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Prof. HÜSEYİN AYTEKİN
Instructors Prof. HÜSEYİN AYTEKİN
Goals To gain the basic knowledges related to radioactive decays, which are the origins of nuclear radiations. Teaching the physics related to the interaction of radiation with matter.
Contents Charge, mass, radius, binding energy, angular mamentum and magnetic moment of nucleus. Decays of alpha, beta and gamma, radiations of internal conversion, x-ray and neutron. Interaction of alpha, beta and gamma radiations with matter. Fotelectric effects, Compton scattering, pair production. Units of radioactivity, radiation doses, absorbed radiation dose and equivalent radiation dose.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 They know the general properties of nucleus.
2 They know the nuclear radiation and their effects.
3 They know how to interact the radiation with matter.
4 They know how to measure the radiation.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Teaching by using the blackboard and data show
Assessment Methods One mid-term exams and one final exam are in consideration.

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 General properties of radiation Read the related sectios of course materials
2 Scope and effects of radiation Read the related sections of course materials
3 Radioactivity Read the related sections of course materials
4 Alpha, beta and gamma decays Read the related chapter of acourse materials
5 Alpha, beta and gamma decays-continue Read the related chapter of acourse materials
6 Radiation sources Read the relatedsections of course materials
7 Radiation sources-contiue Read the course materials
8 Mid-term exam Study the course materials and other sources
9 Interaction of radiation with matter Study from the course material and other sources
10 Interaction of radiation with matter Read the related chapter of acourse materials
11 Measurement of radiation Read the course materials
12 Radiation measurement-continue Read the related chapter of acourse materials
13 Radiation measurement-continue Read the related chapter of course materials
14 General review of the course Read the related chapter of course materials

Textbook Hüseyin Aytekin, Radiation Physics course lectures, Z.K.Ü 2009.
Additional Resources [1] Handbook of Radiation Measurement and Protection, Brodsky, A. CRC Press 1978 and Environmental Radioactivity from Natural, Industrial and Military Sources, Eisenbud, M and Gesell T. Academic Press, Inc. 1997.) [2] S. K. Krane, ntroductory Nuclear Physics, S.K. Krane, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.,Çeviri editörü Başar Şarer, Palme Yaıncılık, Ankara-2001. [3] Hüseyin Aytekin, Nuclear Physics Course lectures, Z.K.Ü.,2009. [4] Hüseyin Aytekin, Environmental radioactivity course lectures, Z.K.Ü. 2009.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has textbooks containing current information, application tools and equipment , and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge supported by other resources in a scientific approach.
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education. x
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the physics field.
4 Updates the information on daily conditions. x
5 Comments on and evaluate the data by using advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field, identifies and analyzes the current problems of technological developments, and comes up with solutions based on research and evidence.
6 Has the ability to conceptualize the events and facts related with the field; analyze them with scientific methods and techniques.
7 Designs and performs experiments to analyze the problems, collects data, performs analyzes and comment on the results.
8 Carries out an advanced study related to the field independently.
9 Takes on responsibility individually and as a team member in order to solve unpredictable and complex problems encountered in applications related to the field.
10 Plans and manages the activities in a project under his responsibility for development.
11 Plays a role in the process of decision making when faced with problems about different discipline fields.
12 Uses time effectively in the process of inference with the ability of thinking analytically.
13 Evaluates the advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field with a critical perspective. x
14 Determines the learning requirements and leads the learning process. x
15 Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.
16 Is aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and develops his Professional knowledge and skills continuously.
17 Informs people and organizations about the topics related to their fields; expresses his ideas and suggestions for solutions to problems in both oral and written form.
18 Shares his ideas and suggestions for solutions to the problems with experts and non-experts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data. x
19 Organizes projects and activities for social environment he lives in with an awareness of social responsibility.
20 Follows advances in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
21 Uses information and communication technology along with software the Human Sciences the field requires at an advanced level.
22 Uses his knowledge of human health and environmental awareness acquired in their fields for society’s ends. x
23 Behaves in a way adhering to the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in the process of data collection, commenting, application, publicizing the results related with the field.
24 Has a sufficient level of awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality management, acting in a suitable way in processes and attendance (Instead of quality culture) the protection of cultural values, protection of the environment and health and security in the professional field.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Mid-terms 1 50 50
Final examination 1 70 70
Total Work Load (h) 232
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 7.73
ECTS Credit of the Course 8