In this lecture Professor Goldwhite will walk you through Radioactive Decay, Half-Life, and Nuclear Reactions. You will begin by investigating the First Order Nuclear Decay with concepts such as the Rate Constant, Integrated Rate Equation, and the Half-Life. Then you will delve more into Half-Life and Rate Constants before looking at the Radioactive Dating of Rocks and Carbon-14. Next, you will learn about the Nuclear Fusion in Starts, as well as Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power before ending with Nuclear Wastes and their Disposal.
radioactive decays are first order in # of radioactive nuclei
t at which half original nuclei have decayed; t1/2 =
half-lives and k to date organic archaeological samples and rocks
fusion generates the energy of the stars including the sun
reactions are used to generate power in nuclear power plants; and in
nuclear weapons as used in WWII
power plants major concern is storage or disposal of nuclear
Radioactive Decay, Half-Life, Nuclear Reactions
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