PROBLEM SETS  SOLUTIONS 

Problem Set 1: Retracing Chadwick’s Discovery of the Neutron (PDF) 

Gnumeric spreadsheets showing intermediate solutions 

Problem Set 4: Successive Decays and Statistics (PDF) Includes a takehome lab to estimate the radioactivity of one banana Banana Data: Counting Activity, Background, and Efficiency (ZIP) (This Zip file contains: 6 .pdf files.) 

Problem Set 6: Electron and Ion Interactions with Matter (PDF) 

Problem Set 7: Neutrons, Transport, and Criticality (PDF) Problem Set 7 (ZIP) (This Zip file contains: 2 .pdf files, 1 .xlsx file, 5 .png files.) Includes a lab to analyze your MIT Reactor control rod insertion 

Problem Set 8: Biological and Chemical Effects of Radiation (PDF) Includes a lab to quantify the dosemortality relationship for dorm / sorority / fraternity bacteria 

[Not graded; no solutions provided] 
Useful Links for Problem Sets
LINKS  CONTEXTS 

KAERI Nuclide Table  Use this for nuclear decay and mass data. 
NIST XRay Transition Energies Database  Use this to find all xray emission energies. 
NIST Tables of XRay Absorption Coefficients  Use this to find all xray emission energies. 
JANIS Nuclear Database  Use this to find any cross section for any nuclear reaction. 
Online Graphing Calculator: Series Radioactive Decay  Use this to graphically explore the series radioactive decay equations, e.g. for Problem Set 4. 