Why not? The destructive potential of a moving object (a piece of matter) that hits another object (another piece of matter) is related to its speed and its mass (to its momentum and kinetic energy), right? The faster the object, the more its destructive potential. The more massive the object, the more its destructive potential. So, no matter how little mass the original bomb contains, for any level of destruction you care to imagine there is a speed for the fragments of that bomb that will do it. Small mass? No problem. Just increase the speed.devans99 wrote:The bomb is small yet it destroys an entire city. So it can't just be the matter in the bomb that is doing this.
Regardless of whether we think that is what is actually happening in the case of an H bomb, we can imagine a small bomb whose explosion consists only of fast moving bits of matter with arbitrarily large destructive potential, can't we?
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