Understanding Nuclear Power
Charles A. Patterson, P.E.
This course is intended to be a basic understanding of how nuclear energy is used to produce energy. It will provide an overview of the commercial nuclear power industry in the United States.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is intended for engineers and other technical people that will be working in or considering working in the nuclear power industry.
Benefit to Attendees
People taking this course will have a better understanding of how nuclear energy is produced and have an overview of the nuclear industry in the United States.
With a rebirth of nuclear power being discussed and planned, many people may be considering employment in this field but may have little understanding of the nuclear industry. Likewise, they do not have a feeling for the size or dimensions of the industry. This course will provide an overview of these issues to clarify them.
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A basic understanding of the commercial nuclear power industry in the United States is presented. This covers how nuclear energy is produced to understanding the fuel cycle and regulation of the industry.