Question

Large amounts of depleted uranium (^{238}U) are
available as a by-product of uranium processing for reactor fuel
and weapons. Uranium is very dense and makes good counter weights
for aircraft. Suppose you have a 4480 kg block of
^{238}U.

a) Find its activity (in Ci).

b) How many calories per day are generated by thermalization of the decay energy? (in cal/day)

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