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1 | 2005.09.08 | 1 | Admin and course overview Basic definitions and perspectives |
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2 | 2005.09.12 | 2 | Basic definitions and perspectives (cont'd) | ||

2005.09.13 | 3 | Basic definitions and perspectives (cont'd) ASSIGNMENT #1: nuclear definitions and fundamentals |
#1 set | ||

2005.09.15 | 4 | One Group Diffusion - Fixed Sources | |||

3 | 2005.09.19 | 5 | One Group Diffusion - Fixed Sources (cont'd) | ||

2005.09.20 | 6 | One Group Diffusion - Fixed Sources (cont'd) ASSIGNMENT #2: planar source in an infinite media - SS numerical (2 weeks) |
#1 due #2 set |
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2005.09.22 | 7 | One Group Diffusion - Fixed Sources (cont'd) | |||

4 | 2005.09.26 | 8 | Quiz and discussion of quiz | Quiz #1 | |

2005.09.27 | 9 | Process Modelling - general modelling issues | |||

2005.09.29 | 10 | Numerical Methods - Spatial difference approximations | |||

5 | 2005.10.03 | 11 | Numerical Methods - Steady State 1 and 2 D solutions | ||

2005.10.04 | 12 | Chain Reaction ASSIGNMENT #3: neutron spatial distributions - analytical solutions |
#2 due #3 set |
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2005.10.06 | 13 | One Group Diffusion - Reactors | |||

6 | 2005.10.10 | 14 | 14.Thanksgiving - no classes | ||

2005.10.11 | 15 | One Group Diffusion - Reactors ASSIGNMENT #4: Bare critical reactor - SS numerics (2 weeks) |
#3 due #4 set |
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2005.10.13 | 16 | One Group Diffusion - Reactors | |||

7 | 2005.10.17 | 17 | Tutorial / MNR description | ||

2005.10.18 | 18 | Midterm | Midterm | ||

2005.10.20 | 19 | Midterm discussion | |||

8 | 2005.10.24 | 20 | Core Composition Changes | ||

2005.10.25 | 21 | Core Composition Changes (cont'd) ASSIGNMENT #5: Criticality - analytical |
#4 due #5 set |
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2005.10.27 | 22 | Multigroup - basic equations | |||

9 | 2005.10.31 | 23 | Multigroup - simplifications and numerics | ||

2005.11.01 | 24 | Multigroup - group collapsing, F-method ASSIGNMENT #6: 1D 2G reactor -2 wks |
#5 due #6 set |
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2005.11.03 | 25 | Tutorial or Quiz (to be decided) | |||

10 | 2005.11.07 | 26 | Health Physics - Dave Tucker, Senior Health Physicist, McMaster (to be confirmed) | ||

2005.11.08 | 27 | Point Kinetics | |||

2005.11.10 | 28 | Point Kinetics (cont'd) | |||

11 | 2005.11.14 | 29 | Feedback and Reactor Selection | ||

2005.11.15 | 30 | Heat Transfer and Thermalhydraulics - conduction in the fuel |
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2005.11.17 | 31 | Heat Transfer and Thermalhydraulics - transient + axial temperature profile | #6 due #7 set |
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12 | 2005.11.21 | 32 | Heat Transfer and Thermalhydraulics - misc | ||

2005.11.22 | 33 | General Dissusion Equations revisited / ASSIGNMENT #8: inhour |
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2005.11.24 | 34 | CANDU description / Reactor Design Discussion | #7 due #8 set |
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13 | 2005.11.28 | 35 | CANDU reactor physics - Guest Speaker Dr. Ben Rouben, AECL (to be confirmed) | ||

2005.11.29 | 36 | Review & worked problems ASSIGNMENT #9: heat conduction |
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2005.12.01 | 37 | Review & worked problems | #8 due #9 set |
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14 | 2005.12.05 | 38 | Review & worked problems | ||