Guías Docentes Electrónicas
1. General information
Course:
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Code:
56364
Type:
ELECTIVE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
353 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROG. IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (CR)
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
602 - E.T.S. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING OF C. REAL
Group(s):
20 
Year:
4
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: MANUEL DOMINGO BARRIGA CARRASCO - Group(s): 20 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Politécnico/2-A31
MECÁNICA ADA. E ING. PROYECTOS
3882
manueld.barriga@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
Not established
4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
A02 To know how to apply knowledge to work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences that are usually demonstrated by the formulation and defence of arguments and the resolution of problems in the field of study.
A03 To have the capability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within the area of study) to make judgements that include a reflection on themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
A04 To be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized audience.
A08 Appropriate level of oral and written communication.
A12 Knowledge of basic materials and technologies that assist the learning of new methods and theories and enable versatility to adapt to new situations.
CB05 Have developed the necessary learning abilities to carry on studying autonomously
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Not established.
Additional outcomes
Description
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: The special theory of relativity
    • Unit 1.1: Introduction
    • Unit 1.2: Relativistic mass and impulse
    • Unit 1.3: Relativistic energy
  • Unit 2: Nuclear reactions
    • Unit 2.1: Nuclear structure
    • Unit 2.2: Nuclear force and binding energy
    • Unit 2.3: Energy balance in nuclear reactions
    • Unit 2.4: Nuclear reactions
    • Unit 2.5: Cross section of a nuclear reaction
    • Unit 2.6: Rutherford scattering
    • Unit 2.7: Maximum approach distance
  • Unit 3: Wave properties of particles
    • Unit 3.1: Particles and waves
    • Unit 3.2: Heisenberg uncertainty principle
    • Unit 3.3: Schrodinger's equation
  • Unit 4: Interaction of particles with matter
  • Unit 5: Fission
    • Unit 5.1: Introduction
    • Unit 5.2: Controlled nuclear fission
    • Unit 5.3: Neutron reproduction factor calculation
  • Unit 6: Fusion
  • Unit 7: Other applications of nuclear engineering
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures 1.6 40 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) 0.64 16 Y N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] 3.6 90 N N
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests 0.16 4 Y Y
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 20.00% 20.00%
Other methods of assessment 10.00% 10.00% Attendance at seminars and visits
Final test 70.00% 70.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    A part of the percentage of each evaluation system, we will describe more specifically each of these parts. The final test usually consists of a series of theoretical questions to develop and some problems to solve. The problem solving part corresponds to solving and explaining a problem proposed by the teacher to the rest of the class. The last part of the evaluation corresponds to attendance at seminars and visits to nuclear facilities that are proposed during the course.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Only the final test.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The evaluation system is the same. Only a final test is done again and marks of the other parts are kept.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The evaluation system is the same. Only a final test is done again and marks of the other parts are kept.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4

Unit 1 (de 7): The special theory of relativity
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 10

Unit 2 (de 7): Nuclear reactions
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 10
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 7
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 26

Unit 3 (de 7): Wave properties of particles
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 10
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)] 7
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 26

Unit 4 (de 7): Interaction of particles with matter
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 10

Unit 5 (de 7): Fission
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 10

Unit 6 (de 7): Fusion
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 4

Unit 7 (de 7): Other applications of nuclear engineering
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 4

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
John D. McGervey Introduction to modern physics USA Academic Press 9780124835504 1971  
Kenneth Krane Física moderna México Noriega editores 968-18-3860-2 1991 Ficha de la biblioteca
Kenneth S. Krane Introductory Nuclear Physics New York John Wiley & Sons 0-471-80553-X 1988 Ficha de la biblioteca
M. Alonso ¿ E. J. Finn Fundamentos cuánticos y estadísticos Mexico Addison-Wesley Iberoamericana 1986  
Ronald Gautreau Física moderna Serie Schawn, Ed. Mc Graw-Hill. 978-9701032022 2001  
S. Burbano de Ercilla Problemas de física Madrid Ed. Tebar, 27 ed. 978-8473602402 2006  
W. N. Cottingham ¿ D. A. Greenwood An introduction to nuclear physics, 2 edition Cambridge Cambridge U. Press 978-0521657334 2001  



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