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ERIC Number: EJ1007707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Hands-On Nuclear Physics
Whittaker, Jeff
Physics Teacher, v51 n3 p166-167 Mar 2013
Nuclear science is an important topic in terms of its application to power generation, medical diagnostics and treatment, and national defense. Unfortunately, the subatomic domain is far removed from daily experience, and few learning aids are available to teachers. What follows describes a low-tech, hands-on method to teach important concepts in nuclear physics, including the quark model, anti-matter, nuclear binding energy, stability, the nuclear shell model, and the importance of symmetry, by making use of neodymium disc magnets. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: pubs@aapt.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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