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- Engineering : The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
- Military : The standing armed forces of a country, that are directed by the national government and are tasked with that nation's defense.
- Physics : The study of forces and energies in space and time.
- Fission device : An assembly of components, not necessarily in a form usable as a weapon, which will produce a large energy release through nuclear fission
- Fusion device : An explosive device, whether used as a weapon or for other purposes, which depends for most of its explosive power on the release of energy by combining atomic nuclei
- Los Alamos National Laboratory : A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory located in Los Alamos, New Mexico and originally the development and construction center of nuclear weapons during the Manhattan Project for use by the United States in World War II.
- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Manhattan Project : Code name for the U.S. nuclear weapon development program in the World War II
- Operation Ivy : Conducted in the Marshall Islands in 1952, a pair of U.S. nuclear tests that validated the Teller-Ulam design principle for fusion weapons, and also verified a backup extremely high-yield fission device
- Soviet nuclear weapons : Nuclear weapon development by the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation
- TNT (explosive) : Trinitrotoluene, once the most common military explosive but now no longer commercially produced in the U.S. and other countries; still used as the reference for yield of nuclear weapons and other explosives (e.g., TNT has a brisance of 1.0 while the brisance of the plastic explosive, Composition C-4, is 1.34)