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13. To examine the conservation laws associated with the proposed decay process
nK p
π
−−
−
Ξ→ + + +
, we make use of particle properties found in Tables 443 and 444.
(a) With
(
)
1
q
−
Ξ=
−
,
(
)
1, (n)
0, (K )
1
qq
q
=
−=
=
−
and
(p)
1,
q
=+
we
have
11
0
(
1
)
1
−=−+ +− +
. Thus, the process conserves charge.
(b) Since
(
)
1
B
−
+
,
(
)
0,
B
−
=
(n)
1, (K )
0
BB
−
=
+=
and
(p)
B
we
have
101012
+≠ ++ +=
. Thus, the process does not conserve baryon number.
(c)
,
−
Ξ
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