Introduction to Nuclear Physics

GCSE topics revisited include:


  • Nuclear Radiation

  • Half-life

  • Fission and Fusion

New A Level topics include:


  • Radioactive Decay

  • Nuclear Instability

  • Mass and Energy Calculations

  • Fission and Fusion

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  •  Half-life - The time it takes for the number of nuclei in a sample to halve

  • Background Radiation  - You can't escape it, you are currently being irradiated

  • Fission and Fusion - Releasing energy from splitting, or joining, nuclei

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