Problem: Neutron stars are believed to be composed of solid nuclear matter, primarily neutrons.Assume the radius of a neutron to be approximately 1.0 10 - 13 cm, and calculate the density of a neutron. [exttip{Hint}{Hint}: For a sphere V = (4/3)r3.]

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Recall that density is the ratio of the mass and volume of an object:


density=massvolume


Also, the volume of a sphere is given by:


V=43πr3



V=43π(1×10-13cm)3


V = 4.1887 x 10-39 cm3


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Neutron stars are believed to be composed of solid nuclear matter, primarily neutrons.

Assume the radius of a neutron to be approximately 1.0 10 - 13 cm, and calculate the density of a neutron. [: For a sphere V = (4/3)r3.]

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