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Ch 7: Nuclear and Particle Physics: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Nuclear and Particle Physics chapter of this SAT Physics Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about nuclear and particle physics. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the nuclear reactions and equations required in a typical SAT physics course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other SAT physics work.
  • Identify the nuclear and particle physics concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our SAT Physics Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about nuclear and particle physics to prepare for the subject test. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding radioactivity, fundamental particles, radioactive decay, nuclear equations, mass-energy conversion or any other nuclear and particle physics topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their nuclear and particle physics unit
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  • Want to excel on the SAT physics subject test
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Find out what's involved in a nuclear reaction and compare one to a chemical reaction.
  • Determine the effects of radioactive decay on the nucleus.
  • Learn to balance nuclear equations and predict products of a nuclear reaction.
  • Study half-life and learn to interpret decay graphs.
  • Examine nuclear binding energy and mass-energy conversion.
  • Discover applications for nuclear chemistry.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Nuclear and Particle Physics: Tutoring Solution
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Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus

1. Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus

What is meant by the term 'radioactive'? In this lesson we will break down the three main types of nuclear decay particles and discuss their composition, their effect on the nucleus, and their applications.

Balancing Nuclear Equations & Predicting the Product of a Nuclear Reaction

2. Balancing Nuclear Equations & Predicting the Product of a Nuclear Reaction

When a radioactive particle gives off radiation, what happens to the particle? This lesson will explain the three major types of radiation and what effect they have on the decaying atom.

Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs

3. Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs

What causes a radioactive particle to decay? We'll never really know, but our best guess lies in probability. In this lesson, we are going to focus on the half-life, a way of measuring the probability that a particle will react.

Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy

4. Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy

When you hear the term 'nuclear power,' what comes to mind? Do you know where that energy and power is coming from? In this lesson, we are going to zoom in on the nucleus of a helium atom to explain how something as small as a nucleus can produce an extremely large amount of energy.

Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers & Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry

5. Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers & Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry

What can the sun do that we can't? How do carbon atoms 'date'? Are radioactive isotopes helpful in the medical field? The answers to these questions can be found in this lesson on the applications of nuclear chemistry.

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