# Nuclear Physics

Here’s a 9 lecture course on the basics of nuclear physics. To support the creator of these lectures and to access the extra documents visit this **link**.

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**Topic list:**

- Protons, neutrons, and electrons—mass and charge. Atomic mass units and elementary charge units.
- Mass number (A), atomic number (charge number, Z).
- Conventional symbolism for nucleii. Alpha, beta, and gamma particles.
- Alpha, beta, and gamma decay.
- Problems.
- Mathematics of radioactive decay; decay constant (lambda).
- A problem.
- Half-life.
- A problem.
- Relation between decay constant and half-life. A radioactive dating problem (carbon-14).

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