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Introduction to the Atomic Nucleus

Physics 436 - Spring 2020

This course is an introduction to the atomic nucleus, radioactivity and the interaction of radiation with matter. Basic models for nuclear stability and structure are presented. All nuclear decay modes are thoroughly discussed as are how all forms of ionizing radiation interact with matter. Selected applications in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and medicine are discussed. Some of the technical issues and problems with nuclear power and nuclear waste are also presented. Prerequisites: Calculus, general chemistry or physics, and at least concurrent enrollment in physical chemistry or introductory quantum physics.
Course Attributes: FA NSMAR NSMAS NSM

Section 01

Introduction to the Atomic Nucleus
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