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Is quantum mechanics necessary for nuclear engineer?

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Hi all, I graduated as mechanical engineer and I am studying master in nuclear engineering in Russia ,so to fill the gap between mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering I have to study some course in physics ,but is quantum mechanics necessary for nuclear engineer and which part of modern physics I should study ?
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Hi all, I graduated as mechanical engineer and I am studying master in nuclear engineering in Russia ,so to fill the gap between mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering I have to study some course in physics ,but is quantum mechanics necessary for nuclear engineer and which part of modern physics I should study ?
Some aspects of QM and SR are necessary for nuclear engineering if one is studying or working in certain aspects of microscopic (nuclear) cross-section calculations or neutron (reactor) physics, radiation effects in materials or shielding studies. There are some aspects in engineering, e.g., heat transfer or fluid mechanis where QM is not necessary.


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