ERIC Number: ED029080
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Publication Date: 1963
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Basic Course in Nucleonics. Technical Education Curriculum Development Series No. 10.
Wiens, Jacob H.
This combined teaching and study guide is for use by students and teachers in post secondary programs for nucleonics technicians. It was developed by the author under the National Defense Education Act, Title VIII. The unit headings are: (1) Physics of the Atom, (2) Natural Radioactivity and Atomic Energy, (3) Induced Radioactivity and Atomic Energy, (4) Radiation Safety and Radiation Doses, (5) Geiger-Mueller Counters, (6) Determination of Half-Life, (7) Absorption and Self-Absorption for Beta Rays, (8) Backscattering and Other Effects for Beta Rays, (9) Absorption and Inverse Square Law for Gamma Rays, (10) Resolving Time of a g-m Counter, (11) Calibration of g-m Counter End Window, (12) Statistical Variation in Radioactive Measurements, (13) Determination of Range and Energy of Alpha Particles, (14) Effect of Magnetic Fields upon Beta and Gamma Radiation, (15) Comparison of g-m, Gas Flow Proportional, and Scintillation Counters, (16) Radioactive Fallout, (17) Tracer Techniques, and (18) Cloud Chamber. Each unit gives objectives, introduction, teaching plan, apparatus required, textual material, study questions, and a bibliography. Five hours of instruction should be allotted to each of the units. The students should be high school graduates and the teachers should have had a basic course in nuclear physics. (EM)
Descriptors: Atomic Theory, Community Colleges, Laboratory Experiments, Nuclear Physics, Radiation, Study Guides, Teaching Guides, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education
Bureau of Industrial Education, California State Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California 95814 (without charge).
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Instructional Materials Lab.