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The science of nuclear energy
The science of nuclear energy

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Week 1: Into the atom

Introduction

Welcome to this free course, The science of nuclear energy.

In the following video, course authors Sam Smidt and Gemma Warriner introduce themselves and do some experiments with a Geiger counter to show radioactivity.

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In Week 1 you’ll learn about the science behind nuclear energy. This learning will set you up for the rest of the course as you consider nuclear energy in context.

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