About the exam:

Exam #3 will will be given on Wednesday, November15, 12-2 pm. The first part (3/4) of the exam covers special topics covered since the second exam: check out chapters 12 &14 and parts of chapters 9, 10, 15 & 16 in the text as well as a couple other pages (look at schedule for more details), and lectures and handouts through the end of the term, much of which is not covered in the text. This part will contain 8 multiple choice questions, 5 problems requiring calculation, definition, explanation, and/or derivation. You may use a calculator, particle chart, and one-sided letter-size sheet of handwritten notes. Parts of the table of nuclides in the appendix will be provided as needed.

The second part (1/4) of the final exam will review topics that were covered before exams #1 and #2.

Topics to review for final exam:

- Nuclear properties
- Atomic number, neutron number, mass number
- Strong nuclear force
- Instability: neutron-rich, neutron-poor, heavy nuclei
- Alpha, beta, gamma decay (remember: mass of atom vs nucleus)
- Emitted particle
- Daughter (conserved quantities)
- Energetically possible?
- Exponential decay
- Activity
- Decay constant, half-life
- Radiation & penetration
- Particles: elementary and compound
- leptons, baryons, mesons, guage bosons, quarks
- Four forces
- Affected particles
- Exchanged particles
- Range
- Conservation laws
- Spin statistics
- fermions, bosons
- Pauli excusion principle
- energy distribution at zero temp and at non-zero temp
- lasers
- bosons -- no exclusion
- electron energy transition, stimulated emission, population inversion
- electronic and optical pumping
- stationary states
- focusing -- mirrors or nonlinear optics
- what holds stuff up against gravity
- electromagnetic
- thermal and photon pressure
- electron or neutron degeneracy pressure
- white dwarf, neutron star, sizes
- black hole
- Schwartzschild radius
- nothing escape
- general relativity and gravity's effect on light
- evaporation through pair creation
- Chaos
- definitions on sheet
- butterfly effect or SDIC
- Lyapunov multiplier and exponent
- examples from video
- Your own individual topic