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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

The decay mode of the negative muon is

(a) Find the energy released in MeV.

(b) Verify that charge and lepton family numbers are conserved.

To determine

(a)

The energy released in the decay of μ particle given by μe+ν¯e+νμ

Explanation

Given:

The decay mode of negative muon is given by, μe+ν¯e+νμ

Formula used:

Energy released = Rest energy of initial particle − sum of energies of decay products

Calculation:

In this problem the negative muon decays by μe+ν¯e+νμ

Rest energy of μ particle =105

To determine

(b)

The conservation of charge and lepton family numbers.

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