For a nucleus, A = Z + N, where A is the number of nucleons (also called atomic mass number), Z is the number of protons (atomic number), and N is the number of neutrons.
Binding energy of a nucleus: it is the energy required to break the nucleus in separate nucleons (both protons and neutrons are called nucleons).
The separate nucleons, taken together, have a mass larger than the mass of the nucleus. The difference in mass, times the square of the speed of light, is the binding energy of the
Alpha-Decay: A parent nucleus decays into an alpha particle (a helium nucleus) and a daughter nucleus.
Beta-Decay: A parent nucleus decays into an electron and a daughter nucleus.
Gamma-Decay: A nucleus makes a transition and emits a high energy photon.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
The book offers a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. It includes full length practice exams modeled on the real test and all the terms and concepts you need to know.
This book includes a review of all the topics tested including vectors, kinematics, fluid mechanics, optics and nuclear physics. Additionally, the book includes two full length tests made complete with descriptive solutions, and quick study tables for Physics B formulas and equations.