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Physics Vocab 4th 6th weeks
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the idea put forth by Werner Heisenberg in 1927 that the behavior of subatomic particles is uncertain, suggesting that all of the physical laws governing the universe are based on uncertainty
de Broglie equation
λ = h/mv, predicts that all moving particles have wave characteristics
Atoms of the same element that have different numbers of neutrons
attractive force that acts between protons and neutrons in an atomic nucleus
The energy needed to break up a nucleus into its constituent nucleons.
length of time required for half of the radioactive atoms in a sample to decay
The splitting of an atomic nucleus to release energy.
Creation of energy by joining the nuclei of two hydrogen atoms to form helium.
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