# Hw 1 - 4(10 pts Problem 2.14 from L&B Assume that the...

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Purdue University, School of Nuclear Engineering NUCL 200: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering Spring Semester 2009 Homework 1 Due Wednesday, January 28, 2009 1. (10 pts) Calculate (a) kinetic energy of an electron travelling with velocity of 1000 m/s in J and keV; (b) energy associated with the electron rest mass, in MeV; (c) Ratio of the rest mass energy of the electron to the kinetic energy of the electron calculated in (a). 2. (10 pts) (a) Calculate the nuclear radius of the most abundant isotope of uranium. (b) What is the ratio of the nuclear volume of the uranium isotope in (a) to the volume of the nucleus of deuterium? 3.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. (10 pts) Problem 2.14 from L&B. Assume that the average mass per nucleon is 1.6 × 10 − 27 kg. 5. (10 pts) Problem 2.17 from L&B 6. (5 pts) Problem 2.27 from L&B. 7. (10 pts) Derive the equation (2.29) from L&B. Hint: multiply both sides of the previous equation by exp( λ t). 8. (10 pts) Problem 2.59 from L&B. 9. (15 pts) Problem 2.62 from L&B. 10. (10 pts) Given the half life of an isotope is 12.3 years, calculate its (a) mean life, (b) decay constant λ , (c) activity in Ci of 1 gram mole of this isotope at t=0. L&B: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering by John R. Lamarsh and Anthony J. Baratta....
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