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Canadian nuclear reactors use heavy water moderators in which elastic collisions occur between the neutrons (mass

`1.0u`

) and deuterons of mass

`2.0u`

. Part A What is the speed of a neutron, expressed as a fraction of its original speed, after a head-on, elastic collision with a deuteron which is initially at rest? Express your answer using three decimal places.

`(v_(2))/(v_(1))=`

Request Answer Part B What is its kinetic energy, expressed as a fraction of its original kinetic energy? Express your answer using three decimal places. Request Answer Part C How many such successive collisions will reduce the speed of a neutron to

`(1)/(6560)`

of its original value? Express your answer as a number of collisions.

`n=[] collisions `

`A\Sigma \phi `

`(K_(2))/(K_(1))=`

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