NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Fundamentals of Nuclear Science
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|B.||Course Number:||ENGT 223 - 10743|
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3 Credit Hours This course introduces students to fundamentals of nuclear science and nuclear physics and reactor theory. This course covers atomic physics, nuclear reactions, and detection of radiation.
This course will meet the requirements of the Energy Technology Degree at New Mexico Junior College; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course credit to another institution.
The following are the required texts for this course & are provided by the instructor in the course files.
DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK Classical Physics DOE-HDBK-1010-92
DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK Nuclear Physics & Reactor Theory DOE-HDBK-1019/1-93 (Volumes 1&2)
Using LockDown Browser and a Webcam for Online Exams
This course requires the use of LockDown Browser and a webcam for online exams if you choose not to use the NMJC Testing Center. The webcam can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. Watch this short video (http://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/student-movie.shtml) to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the webcam feature. If a webcam is used for an exam in this course, you will have to pay a $10 fee once during the term.
Download and install LockDown Browser from this link:
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Finally, when taking an online exam, follow these guidelines:
• Ensure you're in a well lit, quiet location with a good, fast Internet connection where you won't be interrupted.
• Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc.
• Clear your desk of all external materials — books, papers, other computers, or devices.
• Remain at your desk or workstation for the duration of the test.
• If a webcam is required, make sure it is plugged in or enabled before starting LockDown Browser.
• LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted.
• If a webcam is required, you will be recorded during the test to ensure you're using only permitted resources.
The Little, Brown Essential Handbook by Jane Aaron. This resource has been adopted by New Mexico Junior College as the common reference book for students to use for writing assignments in their courses.
You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.
Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D 0 - 59% = F
Credit will not be given for assignments if turned in late without prior approval.
Response Time Frames:
The instructor will respond to student e-mail within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends.
Grades for written assignments will generally be posted within a week of the due date if due mid-term or the day before final grades are submitted for end-of-term assignments.
Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.
Tips for Success in Online Courses:
1. Log in to class regularly.
2. Pay attention.
3. Take notes.
4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
7. Read the text.
8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.
New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
1. Accurately solve problems using foundational mathematics, physical sciences, and energy technology concepts.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of environmental safety in regards to energy industry processes and procedures.
3. Conduct, analyze, and/or interpret real world scenarios and case studies or laboratory experiments.
4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills using specific energy technology terminology.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of energy systems and operations.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of classical and nuclear physics, energy use, nuclear power, and nuclear fuel cycles. (DSLO 5)
2. Analyze the cause of different nuclear reactions. (DSLO 3)
If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.
Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.
You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.
Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.
Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
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Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.
If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at email@example.com, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.
The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.
Online Learning Environment
By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.
Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.
Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.
The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.
Module 1: Unit Systems
This module presents the concept of unit systems for the fundamental dimensions of mass, length, and time used in physics. Additionally, derivation of units and the conversion of these units is presented.
Steps for Unit Conversion
Module 2: Vectors (DOE Fundamentals Handbook Classical Physics)
This module contains information to aid in the determination of the net effect of various forces on an object and includes graphing vectors, adding vectors, and determining component vectors of a resultant vector.
SCALAR AND VECTOR QUANTITIES
Description of a Simple Vector
Examples of Vector Quantities
In Written Materials
Graphic Representation of Vectors
VECTORS: RESULTANTS AND COMPONENTS
GRAPHIC METHOD OF VECTOR ADDITION
Methods Used to Add Vectors
Using the Graphic Method
COMPONENT ADDITION METHOD
An Explanation of Components
Using the Component Addition Method
ANALYTICAL METHOD OF VECTOR ADDITION
Review of Mathematical Functions
Using the Analytical Method
Module 3: Force and Motion (DOE Fundamentals Handbook Classical Physics)
This module presents Newton's Laws of force and motion.
NEWTON'S LAWS OF MOTION
Force and Momentum
Conservation of Momentum
Module 4: Application of Newton’s Laws (DOE Fundamentals Handbook Classical Physics)
This module describes the effect of static and dynamic forces on objects and includes a discussion of the forces commonly encountered in a nuclear facility.
FORCE AND WEIGHT
Constructing a Free-Body Diagram
TYPES OF FORCE
Tensile and Compressive Forces
Module 5: Energy, Work, and Power (DOE Fundamentals Handbook Classical Physics)
This module defines energy, work, and power, identifies their various forms, and discusses the conservation of energy, work, and power including the measurement and calculation of each.
ENERGY AND WORK
LAW OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
Conservation of Energy