Lecture Notes

This page presents the lecture note files for a selection of the lecture topics.

LEC # TOPICS HANDOUTS
1 Course Introduction/Radiation History/Fundamentals of the Atom (PDF) (PDF)
2 Binding Energy and Nuclear Instability (PDF)  
3

Binding Energy (cont.)

Alpha Decay

 
4 Beta Decay (PDF)  
5 Gamma Decay  
6 Activity and Exponential Decay (PDF)  
7 Radiological Dating (PDF)  
8 Radiation Interactions: Heavy Charged Particles (PDF)  
9 Exam 1  
10 Radiation Interactions: Light Charged Particles (PDF)  
11 Radiation Interactions: Photons (PDF)  
12 Radiation Interactions: Neutrons, Neutron Sources (PDF)  
13 Radiation Detection/Absorbed Dose (PDF)  
14 Absorbed Dose/Radiation Units (PDF)  
15 Charged Particle Tracks/Radiation Chemistry (PDF)  
16 Biological Effects/Cell Survival Curves (PDF) (PDF)
17 Exam 2 (PDF)
18 Reactor Tour  
19 Background Radiation/Radon (PDF 1) (PDF 2)  
20 The Radiation Environment in Space (PDF 1) (PDF 2) (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
21 Radiation Effects in Materials  
22 Biological Effects/Radiation Therapy (PDF 1) (PDF 2) (PDF 3)  
23 Medical Imaging: PET/SPECT/X Rays (PDF)  
24 "Radiation Controversies": Class Discussion  
25 Radiation Therapy: Protons  
26 Radiological Terrorism