Nuclear Energy

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Nuclear energy, abbreviated as \(E_n\), is the energy released from the nucleus of an atom during a nuclear reaction.  The energy released during a nuclear reaction is equal to the change in mass multiplied by the speed of light squared.  The change in mass represents the difference between the mass of the reactants and the mass of the products.  Nuclear reactions can release enormous amounts of energy, which makes nuclear energy a very powerful source of energy.  However, nuclear reactions also have significant environmental and safety risks associated with them, which must be carefully managed.  Nuclear energy is used in a variety of applications, including electricity generation, medical treatments, and research.


Nuclear Energy Formula

\( E_n = \Delta m \; c^2  \)     (Nuclear Energy)

\( \Delta m =  E_n \;/\; c^2 \)

\( c =  \sqrt{  E_n \;/\; \Delta m  } \)

Symbol English Metric
\( E_n  \) = nuclear energy released \( lbf-ft \) \( J \)
\( \Delta m \) = change in mass \(lbm\) \(kg\)
\( c  \) = speed of light \(ft \;/\; sec\) \(m \;/\; s\)


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