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Physics 10 Midterm exam 1 Part A – Essay Questions February 26, 2004 Last name____________________ First name____________________SID___________ Essay questions (20 pts): pick one and only one to answer. Write a page or two (or whatever is appropriate) on this sheet. Cover the important points in a clear and concise manner – as if you have only a few minutes to tell the President, your roommate, or your parent, what that person needs to know. Clear, effective writing is important. 1. Describe the two ways in which radiation can hurt people. What are the prejudices and other mistaken ideas that people think are true but aren’t. Give examples from two historical events. Give relevant numbers if you remember them; if you don’t, make good guesses (and state that they are guesses). 2. Many people are surprised when they learn that an asteroid explodes when it hits the Earth. Why does this happen? Explain by describing the physics of explosions. Give examples of the wide range of phenomena that lead to explosions. Include numbers, when relevant.
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  • Spring '08
  • Muller
  • Physics, Nuclear weapon, fission fragments, name____________________SID___________ Short questions

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