Nuclear Physics

| July 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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:

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

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