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NSSEP: Applied Statistics for Safeguards (NQ)

Started Aug 24, 2021


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Module Description: This module explains the different types of statistical analysis used in nuclear safeguards.

Prerequisites: Students taking this module should have a working knowledge of basic algebra and calculus. They should have completed the NSSEP Introduction to Nuclear Safeguards and Security, Introduction to Statistics, and Nuclear Material Accountancy modules.

Learning Objectives: Students completing this module should be able to apply statistical analysis to various diversion detection scenarios, including: detecting diversion through material accountancy; statistical analysis of MUF and MUF uncertainty; measurement control; and sampling.

Length of module: ~3 hours to complete

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