Ch 21: OAE Physics: Nuclear Physics

About This Chapter

Breakdown the facts about nuclear physics as you prepare for the OAE Physics test. Get reacquainted with these concepts by looking at the video lessons and memorizing key terms from the transcripts.

OAE Physics: Nuclear Physics - Chapter Summary

Allow our engaging study guide to re-familiarize you with topics in the field of nuclear physics. During your study sessions for the OAE Physics test, try using our materials to learn more about the following:

  • The effects of radioactive decay on the nucleus
  • Nuclear reaction predictions and equations
  • Decay graphs and calculating radioactive half-lives
  • Nuclear chemistry applications
  • Nuclear binding energy and mass-energy conversion

Use the video lessons in this chapter to brush up on modern physics topics related to nuclear physics. Take a seat and watch as our instructors guide you through this information by using real-world examples and playful visuals that keep you fully immersed in the subject. You can review these lessons from anywhere that has a Wi-Fi signal, and all of our lessons can be watched over and over again. Make studying for the OAE Physics test more productive by using our materials, including the video lessons, quizzes, transcripts, and chapter exam.

OAE Physics: Nuclear Physics Objectives

In the state of Ohio, educators can pursue specialty licensure in a subject-specific field, like physics. To obtain this license, though, individuals must pass the appropriate content assessment test. The OAE Physics test, for instance, includes 150 selected-response questions, and the test examines topics within five key scientific domains. Queries about nuclear physics would be within the fifth domain, modern physics, and a little over 20% of the test will ask about modern physics topics. Additionally, the modern physics domain is divided into three subparts, and the objective of one of those subparts is to determine how well a teacher understands the basic principles that explain radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and other related nuclear physics topics.

5 Lessons in Chapter 21: OAE Physics: Nuclear Physics
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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.

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

4. 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.

Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy

5. 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.

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