problem44_13

University Physics with Modern Physics with MasteringPhysics™ (12th Edition)

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44.13: a) ) ( 2 2 2 2 a mc E mc E m + = 2 2 2 a 2 mc mc E E m - = The mass of the alpha particle is that of a 4 2 He atomic mass, minus two electron masses. But to 3 significant figures this is just GeV. 3.73 ) u GeV (0.9315 u) (4.00 u 4.00 He) ( 4
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Unformatted text preview: = = = M GeV. 30.6 GeV 73 . 3 GeV) 2(3.73 GeV) . 16 ( So 2 =-= m E b) For colliding beams of equal mass, each has half the available energy, so each has 8.0 GeV....
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