University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321973615
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-361-0

Chapter 44 - Particle Physics and Cosmology - Problems - Exercises - Page 1519: 44.7



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The 400 kg of antimatter annihilates with 400 kg of matter. The energy release is now calculated. $$E =mc^2=(800kg)(3.00\times10^8 m/s)^2=7.2\times10^{19}J$$ This is approximately 72 percent of the US annual energy use.
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