Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


PHY-125 - Applied Nuclear Physics (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): COREQUISITES: MAT108
This course is for students in nuclear medicine technology or radiation therapy technology. Physical principles used in radiation safety, radiation therapy and radioisotope diagnosis are studied. Topics include the atoms, radiation counting, radioactive decay, half-life, units of radioactivity, properties of alpha, beta and gamma radiation and its production, laws and modes of decay, nuclides, radiation interaction with matter, absorption and shielding of radioactivity and nuclear detection devices. The laboratory includes experience with types of nuclear radiation detectors.


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