Sonoma State University
Fall 2002

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
John Dunning, Jr.

Chemistry/Physics 481
Applied Nuclear Chemistry and Physics

Prerequisites: Physics 214, Chemistry 115A.


  1. Lamarsh, John R. & Anthony J. Baratta, Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, 3rd edition, 2001, Prentice Hall, available in our bookstore.

  2. Nuclides and Isotopes, 15th edition, 1996, General Electric Co. You will be guided through using this valuable tool. A web version with additional neutron data is at:

Course Outline

Grading: The grade will be based on homework (15%), a midterm quiz (40%), and a final quiz (45%). Both quizzes are in class and will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions.

Homework: Problem suggestions will be handed out on Wednesdays. These will be due the following Wednesday, at which time solutions will be handed out. Problem Suggestions #1.

Prerequisites: Physics 214, Chemistry 115A.

Office Hours. Mondays, Wednesdays 1:00 - 1:50, Darwin 328 , 664-2439, X-ray laboratory phone 664-2258.

Accompanying Laboratory Course: You are encouraged to take Chemistry/Physics 482 concurrently with this course.

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