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Filonovich, S. R. – Quantum, 1991
Describes the use of analogy relative to the classical theory of momentum and kinetic energy, and addresses the advantages and disadvantages of this approach with respect to modern physics. Discusses the origins of the billiard ball analogy in the work of Coriolis and its influence on later theories and investigations of nuclear fission, particle…
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Atomic Theory, Enrichment Activities, Learning Strategies
Corliss, William R. – 1970
The various electric power sources suitable for use aboard spacecraft are described in this booklet. These power sources include batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, RTGs (radioisotope thermoelectric generator), and nuclear fission power plants. The introductory sections include a discussion of power requirements and the anatomy of a space power…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Electric Batteries, Electrical Systems
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Baird, Stephen L. – Technology Teacher, 2004
The technological literacy standards were developed to act as a beacon for educators to guide them in their quest to develop a population of technically literate citizens who possess the skills, abilities, and knowledge necessary to actively and constructively participate in the democratic, technologically dependent society of the United States.…
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Science and Society, Conservation (Environment), Technological Advancement
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Rotblat, J. – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1977
Discusses the problems of controlling weapons-grade fissionable material. Projections of the growth of fission nuclear reactors indicates sufficient materials will be available to construct 300,000 atomic bombs each containing 10 kilograms of plutonium by 1990. (SL)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Warfare
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Becchetti, F. D.; Ying, J. S. – American Journal of Physics, 1981
Advanced undergraduate experiments utilizing a commercially available, thin spontaneous fission source are described, including studies of the energy and mass distribution of the fission fragments and their energy and angular correlation. The experiments provide a useful introduction to fission, nuclear mass equations, heavy-ion physics, and…
Descriptors: College Science, Energy, Higher Education, Measurement Equipment
Martocci, Barbara; Wilson, Greg – 1987
More than 100 nuclear power plants supply over 17 percent of the electricity in the United States. The basic principles of how nuclear energy works and how it is used to make electricity are explained in this profusely illustrated booklet written for the average sixth grade reader. Discussions include: (1) atomic structure; (2) nuclear fission;…
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Hazardous Materials
Department of Energy, Washington, DC. – 1983
This booklet explains the basic technology of nuclear fission power reactors, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the role of nuclear energy as one of the domestic energy resources being developed to meet the national energy demand. Major topic areas discussed include: the role of nuclear power; the role of electricity; generating electricity with the…
Descriptors: Economics, Electricity, Energy Education, Foreign Countries
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Atwood, Charles H.; Sheline, R. K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Some of the topics that might be included in a nuclear chemistry section are explored. Offers radioactivity, closed shells in nuclei, energy of nuclear processes, nuclear reactions, and fission and fusion as topics of interest. Provided are ideas and examples for each. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Nomenclature, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
Shanebrook, J. Richard – 1989
This is the syllabus of a course that explores the technology of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy for electric power generation, and considers some problems of nuclear weapons proliferation and technical alternatives. It provides a course description, a course outline, a list of required readings, and information on the films shown in the…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy
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Spinrad, Bernard I. – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1971
The American energy crisis is real in that our supplies of fuel which can meet standards imposed on utility emissions are short, and their price is high. It is artificial in that many of the standards could be partially relaxed, and cheaper fuel used by utilities without significant public insult. ...Nuclear power from fission is our best bet."…
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Aubrecht, Gordon J., II – 1986
The twentieth century has witnessed a burst of discovery in physics unparalleled in human history. Despite the fact that general relativity and quantum mechanics are well over half a century old, introductory physics classes in high schools, colleges, and universities essentially ignore them. These two seminal ideas, the phenomena of…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, High Schools, Higher Education
Walker, Harry O. – 1977
This book is intended to provide basic information about energy. The first three chapters describe energy supply and demand, uses and sources, and common energy terms. The next two chapters explain environmental and biological effects of energy systems. Twelve chapters that follow outline past history and technological knowledge of the following…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Energy, Environment, Instructional Materials
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Smith, H. A., Jr.; And Others – American Journal of Physics, 1979
Samples of filtered airborne particulate, collected daily for the first month after the September 18, 1977 Chinese nuclear detonation, showed fourteen fission products. Fluctuations in the daily fallout activity levels suggested a global fallout orbit time of approximately twenty days. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Environmental Research, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Warfare
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Benedict, Manson – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1971
Advocates building demonstration plants of liquid metal fast breeder type and testing waste disposal methods. Sees nuclear power as the best hope of providing electrical energy for the U.S. (AL)
Descriptors: Energy, Environment, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Physics
Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Nuclear Energy Office. – 1987
This booklet explains the basic technology of nuclear fission power reactors, the nuclear fuel cycle, and role of nuclear energy as one of the domestic energy resources being developed to meet the national energy demand. Major topic areas discussed include: (1) "The Role of Nuclear Power"; (2) "The Role of Electricity"; (3)…
Descriptors: Economics, Electricity, Energy Education, Foreign Countries
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