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Identify the properties of the nucleus of an atom
Explain why some nuclei are unstable
Calculate the binding energy of various nuclei
Perform an experiment that simulates a linear accelerator.
Rutherford’s experiment lead to the conclusion that
of an atoms positive and most of its mass lie are concentrated in the nucleus.
The nucleus has a radius of no greater than about
The convenient unit of length in nuclear physics is the femtometer (fm). Sometimes this is called a
The length of this unit is 10
[The Nucleus and Beyond] [
Properties of the Nucleus