Nuclear Physics Explained

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Nuclear Physics Explained

2018

Taught by Professor Lawrence Weinstein of Old Dominion University, this course explains the science, history, hazards, applications, and latest advances in nuclear physics. You learn the principles of radioactivity, how...

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Lawrence Weinstein

In This Series

A Tour of the Nucleus and Nuclear Forces
Episode 1
A Tour of the Nucleus and Nuclear Forces
Curve of Binding Energy: Fission and Fusion
Episode 2
Curve of Binding Energy: Fission and Fusion
Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay
Episode 3
Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay
Radiation Sources, Natural and Unnatural
Episode 4
Radiation Sources, Natural and Unnatural
How Dangerous Is Radiation?
Episode 5
How Dangerous Is Radiation?
The Liquid-Drop Model of the Nucleus
Episode 6
The Liquid-Drop Model of the Nucleus
The Quantum Nucleus and Magic Numbers
Episode 7
The Quantum Nucleus and Magic Numbers
Particle Accelerators: Schools of Scattering
Episode 8
Particle Accelerators: Schools of Scattering
Detecting Subatomic Particles
Episode 9
Detecting Subatomic Particles
How to Experiment with Nuclear Collisions
Episode 10
How to Experiment with Nuclear Collisions
Scattering Nucleons in Singles or in Pairs
Episode 11
Scattering Nucleons in Singles or in Pairs
Sea Quarks, Gluons, and the Origin of Mass
Episode 12
Sea Quarks, Gluons, and the Origin of Mass
Nuclear Fusion in Our Sun
Episode 13
Nuclear Fusion in Our Sun
Making Elements: Big Bang to Neutron Stars
Episode 14
Making Elements: Big Bang to Neutron Stars
Splitting the Nucleus
Episode 15
Splitting the Nucleus
Nuclear Weapons Were Never "Atomic" Bombs
Episode 16
Nuclear Weapons Were Never "Atomic" Bombs
Harnessing Nuclear Chain Reactions
Episode 17
Harnessing Nuclear Chain Reactions
Nuclear Accidents and Lessons Learned
Episode 18
Nuclear Accidents and Lessons Learned
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Advanced Reactors
Episode 19
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Advanced Reactors
Nuclear Fusion: Obstacles and Achievements
Episode 20
Nuclear Fusion: Obstacles and Achievements
Killing Cancer with Isotopes, X-Rays, Protons
Episode 21
Killing Cancer with Isotopes, X-Rays, Protons
Medical Imaging: CT, PET, SPECT, and MRI
Episode 22
Medical Imaging: CT, PET, SPECT, and MRI
Isotopes as Clocks and Fingerprints
Episode 23
Isotopes as Clocks and Fingerprints
Viewing the World with Radiation
Episode 24
Viewing the World with Radiation