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    Problems Involving Fission

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    (f) Calculate the energy E released when a thermal neutron is captured by the nucleus of a atom that then fissions to produce and two neutrons.

    Atomic masses:
    (Please see the attached file)

    We also have:
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    The energy released is given ...

    Solution Summary

    We determine the amount of energy released in a fission reaction and determine the form of the general solution to the reactor equation inside a cubic reactor core.