Energy from the Nucleus
Lecture no. 57 from the course: Physics and Our Universe
Taught by Professor Richard Wolfson | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Investigate nuclear fission, in which a heavy, unstable nucleus breaks apart; and nuclear fusion, where light nuclei are joined. In both, the released energy is millions of times greater than the energy from chemical reactions and comes from the conversion of nuclear binding energy to kinetic energy.