Supplementary Reading
NERS 311/312:
Elements of Nuclear Engineering and
Radiological Sciences I/II
Reading and Supplementary Material/Fall
2014/Winter 2015
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 Math notes are at the bottom of this page
 The book (last build 8/18/2014) (link)
 Index to the Lecture Notes (link)
 Leon van Dommelen's excellent (free) online book(link)
 New Your Times article on the quantization of space and time

 Chapter 1: Introduction and Classical TwoBody Kinematics
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Wiki on Modern Physics
 Wiki on Cherenkov Radiation
 How to play pool
 Chapter 2: Special Relativity
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes

Supplementary notes on annihilation
 SLAC's beam stopper Profile view
 SLAC's beam stopper Endon view
 SLAC's beam stopper Description of the beam stopper
 Wiki on What is a photon?
 Wiki on Relativistic energymomentum relation
 Primer on Special Relativity
 Best explanation of the Twin Paradox
 Wiki on The Ladder paradox
 Muon Lifetime
 Length Contraction and SpaceTime, Light cones, Animation
 Kip Thorne Interviewed on SpaceTime
 Interactive Klein Nishima Formula for Compton Effect
 Chapter 3: Particlelike Nature of Waves
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Wiki on Electromagnetic waves (great vids!)
 Wiki on Maxwell's equations
 Wiki on Magnetic monopoles!
 Wiki on Photoelectric effect
 Wiki on Compton Effect
 Wiki on Blackbody radiation
 Chapter 4: Wavelike properties of Particles
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Chapter 5: The Shrodinger equation
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Extra notes on Quantum Mechanics on the surface of a sphere
 Wiki on Particle in a box
 Hyperphysics on Particle in a box
 4 Feynman lectures on Quantum Physics
 Cool Java apps on Quantum and more
 U Colorado (Physics) simulation on Quantum Tunneling
 Extra notes on the Harmonic Potential
 Wiki on the Harmonic Potential
 Extra notes on the <mxn> transition in the Harmonic Potential
 Step potentials and the Correspondence Principle
 Discontinuities in potentials in Quantum Mechanics
 Quantization in Quantum Physics
 IIT Madras Lecture of Heisenberg Uncertainty
 Why QM uses mod squared
 WaveParticle Duality Animation
 Interactive Bound States of a Finite Potential Well
 Interactive Scattering of a Square Potential Well
 Potential Barriers in Classical and Quantum Mechanics
 IIT Delhi lecture Tunneling though a step potential
 Turning Points
 Quantum Harmonic Oscillator
 Quantum Harmonic Oscillator via Ladder Operators
 Chapter 6: The RutherfordBohr model of the Atom
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Matlab code used to generate the graphs on Slides 19 and and 20
 Matlab code used to generate the graph on Slide 25
 Extra notes on Central Forces in CM and QM
 Extra notes on Solid Angle
 Extra notes on Classical Rutherford Scattering
 Paper on Solid Angle of an offaxis disk
 Picture of Rutherford in lab
 Rutherford CrossSection Derivation
 Hydrogen Atom Transitions, Selection Rules, Lasers
 Balmer Series and Hydrogen Spectra
 Lymanalpha lines
 Lymanalpha forest
 SternGerlach Experiment
 SternGerlach Animation
 Chapter 7:The Hydrogen Atom
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Extra notes on Central Forces in CM and QM
 Chapter 8: ManyElectron Atoms
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Wiki on Hund's Rules
 More Wiki on Hund's Rules
 Wiki on Lasers
 Nice video on Lasers
 Chapter 9 Does not exist, just saving a place for the future
 Chapter 10: Nuclear Properties
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Extra notes on Quantum Mechanics on the surface of a sphere
 Notes on Magnetic moment of the D
 Extra notes on QM derivation of Rutherford cross section
 Nuclear Science A long range plan (great background material)
 Wiki page on neutron stars
 Wiki page on lunar libration (related to quadrupole moments
 Chapter 11: The Force Between Nucleons
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Notes on Magnetic moment of the D
 Chapter 12: Nuclear Models
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Spin and parity assignments for Z = 1  9
 Phonon excitations by analogy with water drops
 Two lectures by Prof. Paddy Regan (University of Guildford  Surrey) on nuclear collective structure
Lecture 1 and Lecture 2
 Chapter 13: Radioactive Decay
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Derivations of Fermi's Golden Rule 2, and the Lorentz distribution
 Chapter 14: αDecay
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Chapter 15: βDecay
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Chapter 16: γDecay
Lecture notes
Supplemental notes 1
Supplemental notes 2
Old lecture notes
 Chapter 17: Nuclear Reactions
Lecture notes
Old lecture notes
 Chapter 18 Mathematical Notation used in this Book
 Additional Math Notes!
 MIT's excellent notes on Coordinate systems
 AMIT's notes on Multivariable Calculus
 Wiki on Propagation of Uncertainty
 Wiki on Taylor Series
 Wiki on Vectors (Euclidean Vectors)
 Wiki on Dot Product of Vectors
 Wiki on Cross Product of Vectors
 MIT Lecture on Vectors
 Wiki on Even and Odd Functions
 Wiki on Heaveside Stop Function (related to the deltafunction
 MIT Lecture on Delta
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