anonymous
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A uranium-238 atom can break up into a thorium-234 atom and a particle called an alpha particle, α-4. The numbers indicate the inertias of the atoms and the alpha particle in atomic mass units (1 amu = 1.66 × 10−27 kg). When an uranium atom initially at rest breaks up, the thorium atom is observed to recoil with an x component of velocity of -2.9 × 105 m/s. How much of the uranium atom's internal energy is released in the breakup?
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A uranium-238 atom can break up into a thorium-234 atom and a particle called an alpha particle, α-4. The numbers indicate the inertias of the atoms and the alpha particle in atomic mass units (1 amu = 1.66 × 10−27 kg). When an uranium atom initially at rest breaks up, the thorium atom is observed to recoil with an x component of velocity of -2.9 × 105 m/s. How much of the uranium atom's internal energy is released in the breakup?
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UnkleRhaukus
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"The numbers indicate the inertias of the atoms ... " Which numbers?
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anonymous
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So how would I figure this out?

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anonymous
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I understand what the inertias are because you just multiply 238, 234, and 4 by 1.66x10-27
UnkleRhaukus
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what are the moments of inertia?

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