As many know, the atomic bomb has been used only twice in warfare. The first was at Hiroshima. A uranium bomb nicknamed “Little Boy” (despite weighing in at over four and a half tons) was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945. 446 more words
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Why is the Schrödinger equation a difficult problem and how do we get around it? An introduction to SUSY QM.
Differential equations are the essential building blocks of physics. They are tremendously powerful in describing dynamic systems, that is, in describing how things move and evolve around us. 1,061 more words
Exploring the nature of the atom
• Uranium was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist, and named after the planet Uranus.
• Ionising radiation was discovered by Wilhelm Rontgen in 1895, by passing an electric current through an evacuated glass tube and producing continuous X-rays. 703 more words