EVPP 111 Lecture - Learning Guide 8 - Energy - Nuclear - Fall 2010

EVPP 111 Lecture - Learning Guide 8 - Energy - Nuclear - Fall 2010

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
EVPP 111 Lecture Fall 2010 Energy - Nuclear Energy What is half-life? What happens when an atom is "radioactive"? What is nuclear fission? What is nuclear fusion? What is a nuclear chain reaction? How does the function of a nuclear reactor compare to that of a fossil-fuel boiler?  What are control rods, what are they made of, what is their purpose? What are fuel rods, what are they made of, what is their purpose? What is the purpose of the moderator and what is a common moderator? What are the components of the nuclear the fuel cycle? How have research and production have typically dealt with radioactive waste materials? What has been the consequence of both the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents in terms of public opinion over nuclear  reactor safety? Is the construction of new nuclear power plants increasing or decreasing?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

EVPP 111 Lecture - Learning Guide 8 - Energy - Nuclear - Fall 2010

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online