Nuclear Weapons Introduction

This module presents a description of the physics of nuclear weapons. After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the concepts of nuclear reactions and radioactive decay,
  • Understand and apply the concepts of mass and atomic number,
  • Understand the concept of the binding energy and mass defect,
  • Understand the various conservation laws and their use of nuclear reactions.

Lectures Authors
Nuclear weapons Overview Aron M. Bernstein. Physics Dept., Lab for Nuclear Science, MIT
Physics of Nuclear weapons Team