Binding energy

IB Physics: Binding energy

Most of what we do about nuclear physics is based on the BE/nucleon vs A curve so its worth hammering this home. The best way is to get students to plot the graph themselves and if you use a database to get the data you can count this as "use of database" in the 4PSOW. This also gives some good practice of the use of a spreadsheet.Students often get confused about BE, they think it is the energy contained by the nucleus...

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