Week 19

Seminar: Finish Chaos by next Tuesday (Seminar Week 10).

Physics:

Calculus:

  • Read: Ch 8.4, 8.5. These are important chapters — especially the last assigned problems for CH 8.5 (#34 and up). Here you are using integration in the context it is usually found — this is the start of real application in physics.

Lab:

  • Formal Lab Report draft due at 1 pm. Please bring 2 copies. Writing workshop from 1 – 3 pm in Lab I 1040
  • Electrochemistry Lab Data from the class is available here
  • Physics lab  3 – 5 pm in Lab I 1040. The Lab handout is available herePlease read the handout prior to lab.

Chemistry:

  • Reading: Chapter 19 The Nucleus: A Chemist’s View
  • Reading Response available here
  • Chapter 19 Problem Set: # 4, 9, 11, 13, 14, 19, 24, 26, 29, 33, 44, 45, 53, 54, 68
  • Week 18 Problem Set Solutions here
  • Week 19 Chemistry Learning Objectives:
    • Be able to discuss and make predictions of nuclear stability of atoms based on number of neutrons and positions 
    • Be able to identify and write nuclear equations for different types of radioactive decay including fission, fusion, alpha emission, beta emission, gamma emission, positron emission, electron capture
    • Do kinetics calculations for radioactive decay and associated applications such as carbon dating
    • Calculate the change of energy associated with nuclear processes
    • Be familiar with the possible types of radiation damage and methods of prevention