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The nuclear mass of 48Ti is 47.9359 amu. Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for 48Ti.
Number
J/ nucleon
A moon rock collected by a U.S. Apollo mission is estimated to be 3.60 billion years old by uranium/lead
dating. Assuming that the rock did not contain any lead when it was formed, what is the current mass of
206pb per 1.205 g of 238 U in the rock? The half-life of 238 U is t1/2 = 4.47 x 109 years.
Number
g
Calculate the nuclear binding energy in mega-electronvolts (MeV) per nucleon for 177H if its nuclear
mass is 176.943 amu.
Number
MeV/nucleon
Balance this nuclear reaction by supplying the missing nucleus.
249 98 Cf+
?
260 105 Db + 4'n
Replace each question mark with an
appropriate integer or symbol.
The half-life of a positron is very short. It reacts with an electron, and the masses of both are converted to
two gamma-ray photons:
ie+_ie
2y
This reaction is called an annihilation reaction. The mass of an electron or positron is 9.109 x10-31 kg.
(a) Calculate the energy produced by the reaction between one electron and one positron.
Number
J
(b) Assuming that the two y-ray photons have the same frequency, calculate this frequency.
Number
V photon =
Hz
Calculate the radiation dosage (in grays) for an 69-kg person that is exposed for 8.0 seconds to a 3.0 Ci
source of beta radiation. Assume that 100% of the radiation is absorbed and each beta particle has an
energy of 1.6x10 13 J.
Number
2.3 X 10 15
Gy
What is the activity of a 47.9 uCi sample of carbon-14 in becquerels?
Number
1432000
Bq
Calculate the effective radiation dosage (in sieverts) for a 83-kg person who is exposed to 5.4 x 109
particles of alpha radiation. Assume that 85% of the radiation is absorbed, each alpha particle has an
energy of 5.4x 10-13 J, and that the RBE of the alpha particles is 15. Note that RBE is sometimes called the
quality factor, abbreviated as Q.
Number
Sv

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