It sounds cool - and it is! For our purposes, Nuclear Physics will be a brief study of the behavior of the nucleus of an atom and the forces that hold it together (or not, as appropriate.) We will learn about the Strong Nuclear Force, the Weak Nuclear Force, why neutrons have to be there, and what happens when the balance between neutrons and protons gets out of whack. We'll learn a little about radioactive decay, fission and fusion, and why the whole may be less than the sum of the parts. Read on!