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Homework Help: Help meeeeee

  1. Apr 27, 2007 #1
    help meeeeee!!!!!!!!

    i have this question for homework and im in year 10, and i have no idea what the answer is and i really need help with it!!

    "the binding energy of a nucleus may be referred to as the "unbinding energy". Why is this a very good description of this quantity?"

    im like really stuck on this one :cry:

    pleaaaaase help me!!!!:shy:
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 27, 2007 #2
    Good question, and it is simply because the easiest way to measure or calclate binding energy is by looking at the energy required to pull it apart.
  4. Apr 27, 2007 #3
    oohh ok cool now i get it. thanks heaps :)
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