A1 2 Cooking a Radioactive Cow?

Cheuk Tang, Lewis Armitage, Matthew Alexander


Radioactive nuclei release energy as they decay. We investigate the temperature increase of a cow as it consumes contaminated grass near a nuclear accident. We calculate if the cow eats the grass for 1 month, its internal temperature will increase by 2.2 × 10-4 K. Also, we find out the cow would need to eat 2.0 × 1012 kg of grass in one bite to be slow-cooked over a few hours

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