Atomic, nuclear and particle physics

IB Physics: Atomic, nuclear and particle physics

This topic is a whopper for new key words and there is a lot to memorise! In atomic physics, consider how we as scientists know (roughly) the structure of the atom, and also how electrons exist outside the nucleus. In nuclear physics, what makes these more or less stable and how are these instabilities resolved? The nucleus isn"t the smallest particle either, and nor are protons and neutrons. What exists within?

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