Cutnell & Johnson PHYSICS 6/e
Chapter Thirty-One: Nuclear Physics & Radioactivity

The ABCs of Nuclear Science

a brief introduction from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

This well-illustrated site includes tutorials and activities for learning about nuclear structure, radioactivity, the Nuclear wall chart, and more.

Isotopes and Radioactivity

Physics 2000 Initiative, University of Colorado at Boulder.

This lavishly illustrated and JAVA-rich (and often slow) site includes this detailed storyline describing decays, binding energy and halflife. A very nicely done JAVA applet shows examples of the various kinds of radioactive decay.

Natural Radioactive Series

Yevgeniy Miretskiy, SUNY Stony Brook Project Java.

This applet plots the population of different members of the natural radioactive decay series as time elapses.

US Environmental Protection Agency Radon site

Discusses Radon hazards, maps typical exposures by locales, risk reduction and comparison, frequently asked questions (FAQs), Radon hotlines and services, free downloadable (Acrobat) literature and order forms for videos and litrature by mail,

An Introduction to the RadioCarbon Dating Method

from the Waikato RadioCarbon Dating Laboratory, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

A discussion of how radiocarbon dating works, and an index of related sites from a radiocarbon dating laboratory. These folk also have a K-12 school page worth viewing.

Comments, corrections and suggestions to Dan MacIsaac

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