Posted by **Marti** on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:13pm.

If a 1-megaton nuclear weapon is exploded

at ground level, the peak overpressure (that

is, the pressure increase above normal atmo-

spheric pressure) will be 0.2 atm at a distance

of 6 km.

What force due to such an explosion will be

exerted on the side of a house with dimensions

4.39 m × 33.5 m?

Answer in units of N

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