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Lecture 6: The Q-Equation—The Most General Nuclear Reaction

Description: We introduce the Q-equation, which describes any reaction between any two particles which releases or absorbs energy via any nuclear process. All two-body nuclear reactions will then derive from this as simplifications. We drill how the change in mass is the change in energy, given by ‘Q,’ the amount of mass-energy converted.

Instructor: Michael Short

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