Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Chapter: 3. Sources of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 49 of Questions Based on High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)-Pg-159

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A nuclear reactor has half the length of all its control rods inserted in graphite. What must be done so that the reactor produces more heat? Explain your answer.

If such circumstances happens then we would withdraw the control rods a little more from inside the reactor. Doing this will increase the rate of nuclear fission process and hence would produce more heat .

Chapter Exercises

More Exercise Questions


A nuclear reaction is represented by the following equation:

(a) Name the process represented by this equation and describe what takes place in this reaction.

(b) Identify the particle c and the number x of such particles produced in the reaction.

(c) What does E represent?

(d) Name one installation where the above nuclear reaction is utilized.

(e) What type of bomb is based on similar type of reactions?