White House Down Physics Concepts - Nuclear Fission

In the movie, a man brings a cart into the hall with a bomb on it and it explodes the dome of the white house. This demonstrates nuclear fission. Nuclear fission is the process of splitting an atomic nucleus into two or more nuclei with smaller masses. When the bomb goes off, a large atom splits it releases a massive amount of energy, making a large explosion and ruining a large amount of the white house. Nuclear fission can create large explosions.

Comment Stream