Chemistry Course Lecture Notes

 

Date Lecture notes E-text Supplemental Handouts
8/23

Lecture 1

Radioactivity

Section 1

Intro

Nuclear Wallet cards
8/25

Lecture 2

Radioactivity and binding energies

Section 2

Energetics

 
8/30

Lecture 3

Energetics and Decay Modes

Section 3

Nuclear Stability

 
9/1

Lecture 4

Nuclear shapes, sizes and the Liquid Drop Model

Section 4

Accelerators

 
9/6

Beta Decay and Accelerators I

Section 5

Interaction of Radiation with Matter

 
9/8

Accelerators II

Section 6

Detectors

 
9/13

Interaction of Radiation with Matter I

Section 7

Shapes and Sizes

 
9/15

Interaction of Radiation with MAtter II

Section 8

LD Model

 
9/20

Detectors

Section 9

Shell Model

 
9/22

Intro to Quantum Mechanics

Section 10

Alpha Decay

 
9/27

Forces Potentials Shell Model

Section 11

Beta Decay

 
9/29

Shell model Nuclear Potentials Radioactive decay

Section 12

Gamma Decay

 
10/4 Alpha decay Tunnelling Beta Decay

Section 13

Exotic Decay

 
10/6 Exotic Decay Modes

Section 14

Kinetics

 
10/11 Decay Kinetics I

Section 15

Reactions

 
10/13 Decay Kinetics II

Section 16

Origins

 
10/20

Nuclear Reactions I

Section 17

Biological Effects of Radiation

 
10/25 Nuclear Reactions II    
10/27 Fusion Experiments    
11/1

Nucleosynthesis I

   
11/3 Nucleosynthesis II    
11/8

Biological Effects of Radiation

   
11/10 Instrumentation science    
11/15 Exam Review    
11/17 The Looming Energy Crisis and Nuclear Power    
11/29 Nuclear Power    
12/6 Summary Notes