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### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: May 29th, 2018, 7:25 pm
TheChiScientist wrote:More or less the average word per tweet plus the theoretical "hot" air coming out at which rate it would take to make about 1 ml or water to reach 100C.
A morbid question....
How many nuclear ICBMs would it take to "nuke" the entire world. (Assume you're using UGM-133A Trident II D-5 W88/Mk5 missiles and blasting every single square cm of the world )

Your 3 seems kinda low

Uh my solution to the cofveve assuming the same thing and water at room temp. Takes around 2.5E3 joules of energy for water to reach 100 degrees C and boil. One breathe is 500 ml, you can say cofveve around 10 times before breathing again so 50 ml. 50 ml weighs around 5E-5 kg. Specific heat of air is around 1 kj/kg (?) So 5E-2 joules in a cofveve. 2.5E3/5E-2 is 5E4. I'll round up because assuming normal breathing you probably would say cofveve less times so 5?

When doing Fermi questions here it'll be nice if you can explain the step by step process of how to obtain your answer so others can understand. Just saying a answer doesn't really do anything.

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If you assumed 6E5 1 megaton wepons are used to destroy the world, assuming perfect energy conversation, what is the volume of a object that can be converted by fission into the amount of energy to destroy the world assuming a density of earth in cubic meters.

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: May 29th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Oops thought I was editing. Please delete. Sorry.

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: May 30th, 2018, 7:43 am
Name wrote:If you assumed 6E5 1 megaton wepons are used to destroy the world, assuming perfect energy conversation, what is the volume of a object that can be converted by fission into the amount of energy to destroy the world assuming a density of earth in cubic meters.

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I'll edit with the real solution later, when I have time.

Question: If, in a distant galaxy, there is a direct linear correlation between number of humanoids and surface area of the inhabited planet, and the Earth just so happens to fit the model perfectly, what is the gravitational force between a planet with 10 trillion humanoids, and a humanoid on the surafce of the planet, that has a mass of 100 kg? Give your answer in newtons. Assume all habitable planets have the same density as the earth.

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: May 30th, 2018, 8:28 am
PM2017 wrote:
Name wrote:If you assumed 6E5 1 megaton wepons are used to destroy the world, assuming perfect energy conversation, what is the volume of a object that can be converted by fission into the amount of energy to destroy the world assuming a density of earth in cubic meters.

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I'll edit with the real solution later, when I have time.

12000 is 4? Also I said assuming perfect energy conversation so no need to multiply by 3000, and the answer would be 0. I'll do the question later when I have time/or if someone else does it before me

Edit: in your question what's the distance between the planets?

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: May 30th, 2018, 11:41 am
Name wrote:
PM2017 wrote:
Name wrote:If you assumed 6E5 1 megaton wepons are used to destroy the world, assuming perfect energy conversation, what is the volume of a object that can be converted by fission into the amount of energy to destroy the world assuming a density of earth in cubic meters.

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I'll edit with the real solution later, when I have time.

12000 is 4? Also I said assuming perfect energy conversation so no need to multiply by 3000, and the answer would be 0. I'll do the question later when I have time/or if someone else does it before me

Edit: in your question what's the distance between the planets?

right, I mistyped that.

also, if you re-read the question, its the force of gravitational between a humanoid (100kg) on the surface of the planet and the planet itself.

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: May 30th, 2018, 5:03 pm
A Trident D5 has a significantly larger yield than one megaton TNT equivalent. If I remember properly, it should be able to destroy land on the scale of E4 square kilometers

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: June 2nd, 2018, 5:24 pm
PM2017 wrote:Question: If, in a distant galaxy, there is a direct linear correlation between number of humanoids and surface area of the inhabited planet, and the Earth just so happens to fit the model perfectly, what is the gravitational force between a planet with 10 trillion humanoids, and a humanoid on the surafce of the planet, that has a mass of 100 kg? Give your answer in newtons. Assume all habitable planets have the same density as the earth.

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How many drops of 0.1 M HCl would it take to turn Lake Victoria to a pH of 3?

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: June 2nd, 2018, 6:05 pm
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
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Radius is squared so 1E6 is divided by 3E1 again so final answer I think is 3E4 or 4

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: June 3rd, 2018, 6:45 am
Name wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
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Radius is squared so 1E6 is divided by 3E1 again so final answer I think is 3E4 or 4

Oh yeah, my bad (this does not bode well for my upcoming physics exam)

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: July 2nd, 2018, 7:25 pm
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:How many drops of 0.1 M HCl would it take to turn Lake Victoria to a pH of 3?

Just reminding everyone this is here.

### Re: Fermi Questions C

Posted: August 30th, 2018, 7:18 pm
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:How many drops of 0.1 M HCl would it take to turn Lake Victoria to a pH of 3?

Just reminding everyone this is here.

Revival time!

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Question: what is the density of the universe in kg/m cubed?