Learning Objectives
Do
simple calculations on nuclear transformations;
Understand
the concept of mass difference and binding energy;
Understand the atomic mass unit,
u;
Convert from one unit to another using 1
u = 931.1 MeV,
E = mc^{2};
Appreciate
that
E = mc^{2}
applies to all energy changes;
Know the graph of average binding energy per nucleon against nucleon number,
A;
Key Questions
What is meant by binding energy per nucleon?
How do we get energy from fission?
How do we get energy from fusion?
Atomic mass unit, mass defect, binding energy, fission, fusion