23. It should be noted that when the problem statement says the “masses of the proton and the deuteron are …” they are actually referring to the corresponding atomic masses (given to very high precision). That is, the given masses include the “orbital” electrons. As in many computations in this chapter, this circumstance (of implicitly including electron masses in what should be a purely nuclear calculation) does not cause extra
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