Define the following :

1. Nuclear fission
2. Nuclear fusion
3. Horse Power
4. Solar panel
5. Solar furnaces

Asked by pradeep8888 | 5th Nov, 2015, 10:19: PM

Expert Answer:

  1. The process in which the heavy nucleus of a radioactive atom splits up into smaller nuclei when bombarded with low energy neutrons, is called nuclear fission.
  2. Nuclear fusion is the reaction in which two or more nuclei combine together to form a new element with higher atomic number,
  3. Horse power which is generally used in mechanical engineering. 1 horse power = 746 W = 0.746 kW. 
  4. To increase the efficiency, a large number of such cells are arranged over a large area so that they can collect a large amount of solar energy to produce sufficient electricity. Such an arrangement of solar cells is called a solar panel. 
  5. Solar furnace is a device available to use solar energy. 

 

 

Answered by Priyanka Kumbhar | 6th Nov, 2015, 11:17: AM

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