ensayo bomba atomica

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Castanon 1 Juan Castanon 8927873 Military Science 27 Lt. Col. Martin E. Stokes, U.S. Army February 21 st , 2008 Changes that came with the Atomic Bomb During World War II the United States used a very powerful and never before seen weapon that helped to end the conflict: The Atomic Bomb. The destructiveness of the Atomic Bomb forced the Japanese to surrender and accept the conditions that the US wanted. Its power and innovation created interest in other nations and led them to do more research. Nations now wanted to have a weapon that could cause that destruction. They wanted to be able to defend themselves from other nations that could attack them with these weapons. With the Atomic Bomb, new dilemmas in warfare arose. Now the question of whether it was immoral or not to use a bomb that could cause such destruction came up. People were now wondering if such capacity for destruction was moral. This weapon, if used again, would kill a lot of innocent people, as it did in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Atomic Bomb revolutionized warfare in many aspects. Now, nations were developing more powerful weapons, but, at the same time, they became afraid of each other. The destruction that these kinds of weapons could cause has become a point to consider when analyzing whether or not to go to war. With this kind of weapons, there was now uncertainty about whether there could be a winner or not in a war. Nations had the bombs, but didn´t dare to use them. Today, with the developments in
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technology that have derived from the Atomic Bomb, “knowledge alone” will enable normal people the use of these technologies to create a weapon that can cause major damage. The Atomic Bomb was developed by a group of British, Canadian and American scientists. The project of designing and building this bomb was called the Manhattan Project, and its major objective was to produce such an impression on the Japanese, that after seeing its destructive power, they would surrender and thus end the war. The bomb derived its power from the nuclear fissioning of enriched uranium. The power of the bomb was equivalent to between 13 and 16 kilotons of TNT. Before it was used in war, the atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945, in New Mexico. After the successful test, the American government decided to use it in Japanese soil to ensure the victory in the war. The first Atomic Bomb that was ever used in war was the “Little Boy”. The bomb was 10 feet in length, 28 inches in diameter and weighed 8,900 pounds. It contained 64 kg of uranium and it was never tested. The test that had been made was using plutonium instead of uranium. It was never tested with uranium because its design was simple enough that it was only necessary to do some laboratory tests, and the uranium could produce monthly scarcity from the Hanford reactors (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MS 27 taught by Professor Stokes during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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