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Textbook Problem

Alpha decay is nuclear decay in which a helium nucleus is emitted. If the helium nucleus has a mass of 6.80 × 10 27 kg and is given 5.00 MeV of kinetic energy, what is its velocity?

To determine

The velocity of helium nucleus.

Explanation

Given data:

Relativistic Kinetic energy is K.E=5.00MeV.

Mass is m=6.80×1027kg.

Formula used:

The Lorentz factor is,

  γ=11v2c2

Rewrite the above equation for v.

  v=c(11γ2)    ....... (1)

The relativistic kinetic energy is,

  K.Erel=(γ1)mc2

Rewrite the above equation for γ.

  K.Erel+mc2=γmc2γ=K.Erel+mc2mc2=K

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