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Basic Nuclear Concepts ( PDF)

Supplement ( PDF)

Quantum Mechanical Description of Nuclei
2 Schrödinger Wave Equation ( PDF)
3 Bound States in One Dimensional Systems – Particle in a Square Well ( PDF)
4 Bound States in Three Dimensions – Orbital Angular Momentum ( PDF)
5 Barrier Penetration ( PDF)
6 The Neutron-Proton System: Bound State of the Deuteron ( PDF)
7 Overview of Cross Section Calculation ( PDF)
8 Neutron-Proton Scattering ( PDF)
9 Quiz 1 Review
  Quiz 1 (Lec #1-8, Closed Book)
Nuclear Binding, Stability and Decay
10 Nuclear Shell Model ( PDF)
11 Nuclear Binding Energy and Stability ( PDF)
12 Binding Energy and Mass Parabolas ( PDF)
Interaction of Radiation with Matter
13 Radioactive-Series Decay ( PDF)
14 Charged Particle Interactions: Stopping Power, Collision and Ionization ( PDF)
15 Charged Particle Interactions: Radiation Loss, Range ( PDF)
16 Neutron Interactions: Q-equation and Elastic Scattering ( PDF)
17 Quiz 2 Review
  Quiz 2 (Lec #9-15, Closed Book)
18 Neutron Interactions: Energy, Angular Distributions, Thermal Motions ( PDF)
19 Gamma Interactions: Compton Scattering ( PDF)
20 Gamma Interactions: Photoelectric Effect and Pair Production ( PDF)
21 Detection of Nuclear Radiation: Pulse Height Spectra ( PDF)
Nuclear Processes
22 Nuclear Decays ( PDF)
23 Nuclear Reactions: Energetics and Compound Nucleus ( PDF)
24 Quiz 3 Review
  Quiz 3 (Lec #16-21, Closed Book)

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