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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 42 1. Our calculation is similar to that shown in Sample Problem 421. We set Cu min 5.30MeV= 1/ 4 / K U q q r and solve for the closest separation, r min : 19 9 Cu Cu min 6 14 2 29 1.60 10 C 8.99 10 V m/C 4 4 5.30 10 eV 1.58 10 m 15.8 fm. e q q kq q r K K We note that the factor of e in q = 2 e was not set equal to 1.60 10 19 C, but was instead allowed to cancel the e in the nonSI energy unit, electronvolt. 2. Kinetic energy (we use the classical formula since v is much less than c ) is converted into potential energy (see Eq. 2443). From Appendix F or G, we find Z = 3 for Lithium and Z = 90 for Thorium; the charges on those nuclei are therefore 3 e and 90 e , respectively. We manipulate the terms so that one of the factors of e cancels the e in the kinetic energy unit MeV, and the other factor of e is set equal to its SI value 1.6 10 19 C. We note that k 1 4 can be written as 8.99 10 9 Vm/C. Thus, from energy conservation, we have K U r k K e q q 1 2 9 19 6 899 10 3 16 10 90 300 10 . . . V m C C eV c hc hb g which yields r = 1.3 10 13 m (or about 130 fm). 3. The conservation laws of (classical kinetic) energy and (linear) momentum determine the outcome of the collision (see Chapter 9). The final speed of the particle is v m m m m v f i  Au Au , and that of the recoiling gold nucleus is v m m m v f i Au, Au 2 . (a) Therefore, the kinetic energy of the recoiling nucleus is 1629 CHAPTER 42 2 2 2 Au Au, Au Au, Au 2 Au Au 2 2 4 1 1 2 2 4 197u 4.00u 5.00MeV 4.00u+197u 0.390MeV. f f i i m m m K m v m v K m m m m (b) The final kinetic energy of the alpha particle is 2 2 2 2 Au Au Au Au 2 1 1 2 2 4.00u 197u 5.00MeV 4.00u 197u 4.61MeV. f f i i m m m m K m v m v K m m m m  We note that K K K af f i Au, is indeed satisfied. 4. (a) 6 protons, since Z = 6 for carbon (see Appendix F). (b) 8 neutrons, since A Z = 14 6 = 8 (see Eq. 421). 5. (a) Table 421 gives the atomic mass of 1 H as m = 1.007825 u. Therefore, the mass excess for 1 H is = (1.007825 u 1.000000 u)= 0.007825 u. (b) In the unit MeV/ c 2 , = (1.007825 u 1.000000 u)(931.5 MeV/ c 2 u) = +7.290 MeV/ c 2 . (c) The mass of the neutron is given in Sample Problem 423. Thus, for the neutron, = (1.008665 u 1.000000 u) = 0.008665 u. (d) In the unit MeV/ c 2 , = (1.008665 u 1.000000 u)(931.5 MeV/ c 2 u) = +8.071 MeV/ c 2 . (e) Appealing again to Table 421, we obtain, for 120 Sn, = (119.902199 u 120.000000 u) = 0.09780 u....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PHYS 1100, 1200 taught by Professor Many during the Fall '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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