Relevant Science and Mechanics

In this section you will find information detailing the relevant science and mechanics behind weapons of mass destruction. Sources range from introductory to advanced levels, and all direct links are underlined.

Nuclear Fission and Fusion

Nuclear Weapons Science and Design

Union of Concerned Scientists: How do nuclear weapons work

Simple introduction to the science of a nuclear bomb (and a second source)

Atomic Heritage: Science behind the atomic bomb

Hydrogen vs Atomic Bomb

Thermonuclear weapons

Nuclear weapon gun design (and a second source)

Wisconsin Project: Nuclear weapons

Stanford University: The Physics of Nuclear Weapons

Fission-Fusion Hybrid Weapon

Uranium Production and Enrichment

Biological and Chemical Weapons

Missiles and Rockets

Missile Defense

Interactive Tutorials, Videos, and Additional Useful Sources

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