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Problem 7E

A 56-kg sphere of U-235 constitutes a critical mass. If the sphere were flattened into a pancake shape, would it still be critical? Explain.

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Solution 7E When the sphere of U-235 is flattened to make a pancake shape, the shape will not be able to absorb as many neutrons...

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Chapter 34, Problem 7E is Solved
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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
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Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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