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ERIC Number: EJ892055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Studying the Effects of Nuclear Weapons Using a Slide-Rule Computer
Shastri, Ananda
Physics Teacher, v45 n9 p559-563 Dec 2007
This paper describes the construction of a slide-rule computer that allows one to quickly determine magnitudes of several effects that result from the detonation of a nuclear device. Suggestions for exercises are also included that allow high school and college-level physics students to explore scenarios involving these effects. It is hoped that discussing the effects objectively will inform students and allow them to make sound judgments on issues concerning nuclear weapons. The material in this paper was presented to high school students in a day-long activity session hosted by the author's university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A