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) on-line book(link)
New Your Times article on the quantization of space and time

Chapter 1: Introduction and Classical Two-Body 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 End-on view
SLAC's beam stopper Description of the beam stopper
Wiki on What is a photon?
Wiki on Relativistic energy-momentum 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: Particle-like 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: Wave-like 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 <m|x|n> 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
Wave-Particle 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 Rutherford-Bohr 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 off-axis disk
Picture of Rutherford in lab
Rutherford CrossSection Derivation
Hydrogen Atom Transitions, Selection Rules, Lasers
Balmer Series and Hydrogen Spectra
Lyman-alpha lines
Lyman-alpha forest
Stern-Gerlach Experiment
Stern-Gerlach Animation
Chapter 7:The Hydrogen Atom Lecture notes Old lecture notes
Extra notes on Central Forces in CM and QM
Chapter 8: Many-Electron 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: α-Decay Lecture notes Old lecture notes
Chapter 15: β-Decay Lecture notes Old lecture notes
Chapter 16: γ-Decay 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 delta-function
MIT Lecture on Delta function