problem43_49 - the original neutral atom is greater than...

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43.49: Nuclei: + - - - + + 2 4 2 ) 2 ( 4 2 He Y X Z A Z z A Z Add the mass of Z electrons to each side and we find: - - = - - Y) ( X) ( 4 2 A Z A Z M M m He), ( 4 2 M where now we have the mass of the neutral atoms. So as long as the mass of
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Unformatted text preview: the original neutral atom is greater than the sum of the neutral products masses, the decay can happen....
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course PHYS 262 taught by Professor Dougherty during the Spring '08 term at Lafayette.

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