|Nov7-04, 07:53 PM||#1|
This is a quick question.. is binding energy positive or negative? I'm pretty confused now, because in some places the definition was:
The energy released when the nucleus of an atom is formed by combining neutrons and protons.
And in other places:
the energy required to decompose a nucleus into its component nucleons
Dont they both imply different signs? Please clarify..
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