I did made a note that thr language would not be as precise, as it
would be required on a test. Somehow, it fell on deaf ears.
Leonid, it may be that your language was just a bit too imprecise.
In some of your past posts, one part of a post seems to contradict
another part. I'm guessing you may have needed another cup of coffee
Which, can be heated in the gamma ray oven that apparently, many of
us have in the kitchen...
to quote from your 7/1 posting:
Gamma rays are pulses of electromagnetic energy. Visible light,
radio waves, microwaves are all correctly classified as gamma
Imprecise is one thing. Calling any electromagnetic radiation
(photons) gamma rays ignores the whole "energy level" or "electron
volts" thing. That's more than just imprecise, sir. I'm pretty sure
my microwave oven is not cooking things with gamma rays. Nor are the
photons coming at my from my computer screen considered gamma
And then theres this:
Neutron Radiation--is a term used to talk about energy being
released from atoms that have too much energy for one reason or
another. Radiation is in the form of energetic particles or
According to this, virtually any radiation being released from an
atom, no matter what the particles, energy level, or whatever, would
be called neutron radiation. A bit broad, don't you think? Most of
the rest of the physics world would say neutron radiation consists
of, guess what: actual free neutrons. Those puppies are the
electrically neutral particles that, along with protons, make up the
nucleus of atoms. It's not just any energy, or waves or any sort of
energetic particles. It's neutrons. The last time I heard, neutrons
are emitted from atoms only when the atoms are changing their actual
identity, such as from one isotope to another, or the nucleus splits
into two new elements, etc. It's not just an atom getting rid of a
bit of excess energy. If an atom loose one or more neutrons from it's
nucleus, it's no longer the same type of atom. I seem to dimly recall
that one very famous example of emitted neutron radiation is in the
chain reaction mechanism that powers nuclear weapons and reactors.
It's the emitted neutrons from radioactive decay that triggers other
atoms nearby to also decay....
But hey. Maybe I've got it confused. Perhaps this is only what
powers that oven I've got in the kitchen. If so, I'm sure you'll