PHY100 - The Magic of Physics - Spring 2013
Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Prof. Kimberly Strong
Lecture 23 - Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Chapter 14 - Sections 14.3 to 14.4
Chapter 15 - Sections 15.1 to 15.4
- Radioactive decay
- Schroedinger's Cat
- Nuclear fusion and fission
- The nuclear energy curve
Chapter 17 (bonus material)
Chapter 17 - This material will not be on the final exam. The slides on the topics below are provided for your interest only:
- The idea of a quantized field
- Quantum electrodynamics and antimatter
- Electroweak unification and neutrinos
- Grand unification and quarks
- Quantum gravity and strings
Note: These slides do not include all material presented in class - additional material was presented on
the blackboard and in demonstrations.
Today's demonstrations: (i) alpha and beta decay observed with a cloud chamber, (ii) a radioactive "fiesta" plate.
Additional links that may be of interest:
And bonus links related to Chapter 17:
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