Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-11823-072-8
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Chapter 7 - Kinetic Energy and Work - Problems: 3b

Answer

$0.12$ megatonne of TNT

Work Step by Step

To find the number of megatons of TNT equivalent to the impact, divide the energy from the TNT from the energy of impact to get $$=\frac{5\times 10^{14}J}{4.2\times 10^{15}J/MTofTNT}=0.12$$
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