|May30-12, 01:02 PM||#1|
Nucleons, mass defect, and mass
in high school we are learning about mass defect in nuclear fission and fusion and I know the math: ΔE=Δmc^2
however often the mass changed in to energy is much less then the mass of a single nucleon(proton or neutron) and there are no fewer nucleons. for this to happen I would think that you would need to have a part of a nucleon left but we still assume that there mass is a constent.
how dose this work? my physics teacher had no idea.
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|May30-12, 03:54 PM||#2|
The above may help.
|fission, fusion, mass defect, mass-energy|
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