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Physics 1010 notes Group 6 Fusion Hydrogen bomb Can't be h~r~8ted yet-s can't be controlled Fision ft."\.,/' N..$r<.J Atom bomb Nuclear power plants Can be controlled, but doesn't release as much energy and there is much more nuclear waste produced (Chernobyl) Matterf- -"7 energy There is a potential energy associated with matter Electromagnetic potential energy Gravitational potential energy Forces have potential energy associated with them Matter needs forces to be held together Strong force-overrides electromagnetic force (because it's stronger) and holds nucleus of atoms together-doesn't work on large scale Weak force-mediates the decay of neutrons Mass energy ("potential energy associated with matter"] One way to tap into and obtain mass energy is to take two like nuclei and fuse them together Consequence of strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces that shape nuclei Light nuclei: have more energy when they are apart, as opposed to fusing them together H He-s release energy by fusion process
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course PHYS 1010 taught by Professor Heil during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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