As I understand it; when an explosive material is set off, the force is dependent on the Amount and the said Material. As an example, I have 2cm3 of dynamite I set it off and once the appropriate "oo's and ahh's" are said I set up eight separate 1cm3 blocks of dynamite and set them up stacked as close as possible together and to explode at the same time. Would the force be the same as the before mentioned 2cm3 block or would it be just eight separate outputs of force of the eight individual 1cm3 blocks set off together? Obviously if I set off the eight 1cm3 blocks individually it would just be the force of 1block, eight times, but does sticking them together ie, 2 blocks (2x1cm3) create the singular output force of 2 or just two separate singular force outputs of 1? Okay, if I confused you then hopefully you can understand my confusion.. (?) I'll try break it down: Explosion1 = One 2cm3 block The singular force of Explosion1 has an output of 8 Explosion2 = Eight 1cm3 blocks together Question 1 Does it equal a singular force of 8 or does it equal eight separate outputs of 2 alongside each other? Explosion3 = One 2cm3 block AND One 1cm3 block on top Question 2 Does it equal a singular output force of 9 OR two separate outputs of 8 and 1 respectively? I hope SOMEONE who understands this can help me, I've been stuck on this during the holidays and my limited yr10 level physics doesn't help me, hopefully in this new year I might understand more. Thank you for reading.