The Manhatttan Project

Introduction

Two challenges related to the making of the atomic bombs are mentioned. Which?

 

 

 

Why was it called the Manhattan Project?

 

 

The Manhattan Project

What was Pearl Harbor? Why did it happen?

 

 

What is the difference between U-235 and U-238?

 

 

 

 

Mention three methods of separating uranium isotopes. Which was the best?

 

 

 

 

Why was P-239 an alternative?

 

 

 

What is the principle of fission?

 

 

 

 

What is the principle of fusion?

 

 

 

Atomic Bomb design

Mention the three names of the bombs and explain their differences.

 

 

 

 

The Trinity Test site

Why was only the plutonium bomb tested?

 

 

 

What important historic events occurred in the spring of 1945?

 

 

 

 

Was the experiment a success give reasons!