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Overview of Nuclear Physics- Chapter Summary
You can discover new information or review what you already know about nuclear physics by taking a look at the lessons in this chapter. You will learn more about topics such as radioactive decay and mass-energy conversion. When you are done studying, you should be able to:
- Provide examples of radioactive substances
- Identify three types of radioactive decay
- Understand the meaning of the term nuclear power
- Explain how nuclei break down to form nuclear fission
- Discuss how nuclear fusion power is used in the environment
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1. What Are Radioactive Substances? - Examples & Uses
This lesson will explain what a radioactive substance is, give examples of radioactive substances and describe how radioactivity is used in everyday life.
2. Radioactive Decay: Definition, Formula & Types
In this lesson, we'll discuss radioactive decay and learn the terms parent nucleus, daughter nucleus, and half-life. We'll also examine three types of radioactive decay.
3. 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.
4. What Is Nuclear Fission? - Definition & Process
The nuclei of some atoms decay by breaking into two smaller, more stable nuclei during a process called nuclear fission. Learn more about the process of nuclear fission and test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. What Is Nuclear Fusion? - Definition & Process
Learn about the process of nuclear fusion and where it occurs naturally in our universe. Then go further by learning how we have harnessed its power and about some future possible uses for nuclear fusion.
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