Introduction Alpha scattering Binding energy Relation of mass to energy Binding energy of elements Binding energy per nucleon Questions
 
Robert Keyse, Birkenhead School
Paul Berry, MATTER Project
This module deals with the calculation of nuclear binding energies and
their comparison with known values.
Learning outcomes
After completing this module you should be able to:
 look up atomic masses in atomic mass units;

 calculate the mass defect; and

 convert the mass defect to the binding energy in MeV by use of
Einstein's equation.

Assumed prior knowledge
It is assumed you have knowledge of the following concepts:
 the difference between proton numbers and nucleon numbers;

 the definition of atomic mass.

