English 9 - Atom Bomb

English 9 - Atom Bomb - Mehmet Bayram Jan 1 2006 Atom Bomb...

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Mehmet Bayram Jan 1 2006 Atom Bomb An atom bomb is a nuclear weapon that creates tremendous amounts of energy by splitting the nuclei of heavy elements, such as uranium. The atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima produced the energy of 15-kilotons of TNT explosives. On ground beneath the explosion center, or hypocenter, the temperature rose to 7000 degree F. “On the stairway of the entrance to a bank, which was 1/8 mile from the explosion center, a man was sitting waiting for its opening. The surface of the stone stairway was changed by the immense heat. The part where the man was sitting remained unchanged because his body absorbed the heat.” The bomb also produced winds up to 980 miles/hr. The explosion generated Alpha, Beta, Gamma and neutron rays. Alpha and Beta rays were absorbed by the air and didn’t reach the ground. The Gamma and Neutron rays were strong enough to reach the ground, affecting people. The people who entered the half mile radius of the explosion center after an hour were affected by the remaining radiation on the ground. Gun-Triggered Fission Bomb
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course HISTORY APUSH taught by Professor Billiamvech during the Spring '06 term at Beacon FL.

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English 9 - Atom Bomb - Mehmet Bayram Jan 1 2006 Atom Bomb...

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