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University Connected Learning
Nuclear processes affect our lives in four important ways: 1) our understanding of nature including the life and death of stars and the creation of the elements; 2) the hazards and benefits of nuclear radiation in the human body; 3) nuclear power production, and 4) nuclear weapons. This course is a brief non-mathematical introduction to nuclear physics, beginning with a review of what physics does and the concept of energy. Wewill consider the future of nuclear power, including power from fusion reactors and the use of nuclear power in space vehicles.