Free Online Nuclear Physics Courses from Top Universities

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Several topics in nuclear physics can be studied online for free through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Classes offered deal with such concepts as quantum theory, nuclear forces, neutrons and gamma rays.
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Free Nuclear Physics Courses

Two undergraduate and two graduate courses in nuclear physics are available for online study through MIT's OpenCourseware. Three of these classes include optional assignments and exams so students can assess what they've learned, though some assignments and exams don't have any solutions. Students should keep in mind that these courses don't award credit, nor will they interact with classmates or professors.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Undergrads can gain knowledge on topics like the neutron and its basic properties as well as nuclear forces, fission, different types of decay and fusion. Engineering students who wish to gain insight into the field can take a graduate introductory class on nuclear physics. A grad course that deals with nuclear and particle physics with a concentration on fundamental particles, forces and composites is also available.

Free Online Nuclear Physics Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Applied Nuclear Physics course from MIT Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics course from MIT Undergraduate Text Yes (no solutions) Yes Yes
Neutron Science and Reactor Physics course from MIT Undergraduate Text Yes (no solutions) Yes (no solutions) Yes
Introduction to Nuclear & Particle Physics course from MIT Graduate Text No No Yes

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