Nuclear fusion help?

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Hello,I've been wondering if any of you can suggest an internet source that explains nuclear fusion in a not too complicated way.My problem was,that I need it to make a presentation in physics class,but the simple ways it explains it,it says things like ''protons and neutrons are clumped together and the protons in the center of the nucleus...etc'' and I'm aware,that it's not very correct to explain particles as billiard balls arranged in clumps,but when I look into more scientific sources,the material becomes way too complicated with theories and formulas that I can't learn in the time frame that I have to complete this assignment(3 days).So do you know any source that has information fitting the criteria :?
 

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http://www.lightandmatter.com/html_books/4em/ch02/ch02.html [Broken]
 
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Wikipedia has some nice general info on the subject as well. Just take the basics and use them and you can ignore the math and such.
 
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http://www.lightandmatter.com/html_books/4em/ch02/ch02.html [Broken]

Very nice. Thanks for that!
 
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Hello,I've been wondering if any of you can suggest an internet source that explains nuclear fusion in a not too complicated way.My problem was,that I need it to make a presentation in physics class,but the simple ways it explains it,it says things like ''protons and neutrons are clumped together and the protons in the center of the nucleus...etc'' and I'm aware,that it's not very correct to explain particles as billiard balls arranged in clumps,but when I look into more scientific sources,the material becomes way too complicated with theories and formulas that I can't learn in the time frame that I have to complete this assignment(3 days).So do you know any source that has information fitting the criteria :?
Is one interested in fusion in stars, or terresterial fusion reactions for energy production.

See - http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nucene/nucbin.html
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nucene/fuscon.html
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/astro/procyc.html

"In the proton-proton fusion process, deuterium is produced by the weak interaction in a quark transformation which converts one of the protons to a neutron."

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/particles/qrkdec.html
 

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