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Homework Help: Rate of matter converted to energy

  1. Jan 11, 2012 #1
    A nuclear reactor produces 2GW of power, at what rate (grams/sec) is matter converted to energy?

    Im feeling stumped by this question, I have a feeling it has to do with E-mc^2, but i just dont know where to start, any feedback would be much appreciated, thanks!
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  3. Jan 11, 2012 #2


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    Welcome to PF!
    Yes, use Einstein's formula for energy. You are asked for power, so you will need a formula relating power and energy as well. The definition of power may also be helpful.
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