7D20.90 - Nuclear Explosions

Nuclear weapons: Explosion over Bikini Atoll Photograph: U.S. Department of Energy-Nevada/Corbis
Code Number:
7D20.90
Demo Title:
Nuclear Explosions
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fusion, Chain Reaction
Area of Study:
Modern Physics
Equipment:
"Race for the Superbomb", PBS Home Video, 1999, "Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie", Goldhil Video, 1997, Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer.
Procedure:

The movies give a chronological time line of early nuclear bomb testing.

The "Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer" is a two-sided, circular slide rule that will enable you to calculate multiple measurements of a nuclear bomb explosion. 

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