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PDF 3.1 Radiation is All Around Us

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Nuclear Info from Coursera class
Nuclear Info from Coursera class

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Nuclear Reactionsand Radiation
3.1 Radiation is all around us
 
L. R. Foulke
 
Overview
 
Previous Module –
 
 Atomic structure, binding energy –
 
Nuclear stability, nuclear decay –
 
Types of radiation
 
This Module –
 
Types of radiation interactions –
 
Calculation of reaction rates –
 
Fission
 
Radiation
 
What is radiation? –
 
Transmitted Energy
 
Types of radiation –
 
Electromagnetic (radio, visible, x-rays,
γ 
rays) –
 
Charged particles (electrons, protons,
α 
particles) –
 
Other (neutrons, neutrinos, other exotic beasts)
 
Categorized as either ionizing or non-ionizing –
 
Depending on whether they can ionize other particles(i.e., rip off electrons from the atom)

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