ch43-p050 - 50. Conservation of energy gives Q = K + Kn,...

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n 17.59MeV 3.541MeV 1 ( / ) 1 (4.0015u/1.008665u) Q K mm α == = ++ where we have found the mass of the alpha particle by subtracting two electron masses from the 4 He mass (quoted several times in this and the previous chapter). (b) Then, K n = Q – K yields 14.05 MeV for the neutron kinetic energy. 50. Conservation of energy gives Q = K + K n , and conservation of linear momentum (due to the assumption of negligible initial velocities) gives |
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