Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Reactor Physics FIZ442 8 4 + 0 8

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. RIDVAN BALDIK
Instructors Assoc.Prof. RIDVAN BALDIK
Goals Students understands the working principles of nuclear reactors in detail and provides training for qualified students with knowledge about nuclear reactors.
Contents Nuclear Models, Nuclear Reactions, Neutron Physics, Fussion and Fission, Particle Accelaretors, Nuclear Reactors.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Describes Nuclear models.
2 Recognizes and analyses nuclear reactions.
3 Analyses the events of fission and fusion in detail.
4 Has knowledge about the particle accelerators.
5 Cognizes the working principles of nuclear reactors in detail.
6 Describes heterogeneous reactors.
7 Solves one-group criticality and multiple-group equations.
8 Has knowledge about nuclear reactors shield.
9 Has knowledge about Reactor Security.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lectures are given on blackboard
Assessment Methods Two midterm and final exam



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Elementary particles, Atomic and Nuclear Structure, Excited States and Radiation Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
2 Nuclear stability and Radioactivity Decay, Nuclear Reactions, Binding Energy Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
3 Types of Interaction of particles with matter Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
4 Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear Power Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
5 Neutron Flux, Fick's Law, Discontinuity Equation, Solution and Diffusion Equation Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
6 Equation of One-Group Reactor, Structure of Reactor Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
7 I. MIDTERM EXAM Lectures should be reviewed by the student.
8 One-Group Criticality Equation, Thermal Reactors,Reactors with Reflector Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
9 Multiple-Group Calculations, Heterogeneous Reactors Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
10 Reactor Kinematics Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
11 II. MIDTERM EXAM Lectures should be reviewed by the student.
12 Control Bars, Temparature effect on Reactivity Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
13 Radiation Protection, Nuclear Reactors Shield Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials
14 Reactor Security and Environment Should be read to relevant section of lecture materials



Sources
Textbook Nuclear Physics, K. S. Krane, Reactor Physics, P. F. Zweifel, 1973
Additional Resources Nuclear Power Technology, W. Marshall. 1985 Nuclear Reactor Analysis J. J. Duderstadt, L. J. Hamilton, 1976. Nuclear Reactor Engineering, S. Galsstone, A. Sesonske,1967.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 2 100
In-Term Total 2 100
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. x
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education.
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the physics field. x
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. x
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.
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.
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.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 7 98
Mid-terms 2 25 50
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Work Load (h) 234
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 7.8
ECTS Credit of the Course 8