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59. Since the electron has the maximum possible kinetic energy, no neutrino is emitted.
Since momentum is conserved, the momentum of the electron and the momentum of the
residual sulfur nucleus are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. If
p
e
is the
momentum of the electron and
p
S
is the momentum of the sulfur nucleus, then
p
S
= – p
e
.
The kinetic energy
K
S
of the sulfur nucleus is
22
/2
SS
Se
S
KpMpM
==
,
where
M
S
is the mass of the sulfur nucleus. Now, the electron’s kinetic energy
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '08
 Any
 Physics, Energy, Kinetic Energy, Momentum

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