 12.Questions 1: What does the acronym PET stand for? Why is PET a good example wit...
 12.Problems 1: 1. The lifetime of a certain type of elementary particle is 2.6 108...
 12.Challenges 1: Show that in the limit of low speeds the expression for the relativ...
 12.Questions 2: Describe the two fundamental postulates underlying Einsteinsspecial...
 12.Problems 2: How fast would a muon have to be traveling relative to an observerf...
 12.Challenges 2: Carry out the calculation suggested in Section 12.2 on page 476. In...
 12.Questions 3: Suppose you were traveling toward the Sun at a constant velocity of...
 12.Problems 3: The lifetime of a free neutron is 886 s. If a neutron moves with as...
 12.Challenges 3: When a protonantiproton pair at rest annihilates, two photons arecr...
 12.Questions 4: Light travels in water at a speed of 2.25 108 m/s. Is it possible f...
 12.Problems 4: A computer in a laboratory requires 2.50 ms to make a certain calcu...
 12.Challenges 4: If the average lifetime of the proton were 1016 years, estimate the...
 12.Questions 5: In your own words, define what is meant by time dilation in specia...
 12.Problems 5: The formula for length contraction gives the length of an interval ...
 12.Challenges 5: Although doubly charged baryons have been found (baryons withnet ch...
 12.Questions 6: Galileo used his pulse like a clock to measure time intervals bycou...
 12.Problems 6: If an electron is speeding down the twomilelong Stanford LinearAc...
 12.Challenges 6: In the electroweak theory, symmetry breaking occurs on a lengthscal...
 12.Questions 7: Newton wrote: Absolute, true, and mathematical time, of itself, and...
 12.Problems 7: Calculate the rest energy of a proton in joules and MeVs. What isth...
 12.Challenges 7: One interesting (unbelievable?) implication of time dilation is con...
 12.Questions 8: Why dont we generally notice the effects of special relativity in o...
 12.Problems 8: The tau is the heaviest of all the known leptons, having a mass of1...
 12.Challenges 8: Suppose you perform a scattering experiment in which you fire BBsin...
 12.Questions 9: Does E0 mc2 apply only to objects traveling at the speed of light?W...
 12.Problems 9: If a 1.0kg mass is completely converted into energy, how muchenerg...
 12.Questions 10: If a horseshoe is heated in a blacksmiths furnace until it glows re...
 12.Problems 10: In a particular beam of protons, each particle moves with an averag...
 12.Questions 11: List the four fundamental interactions of Nature, and discusstheir ...
 12.Problems 11: A particle of rest energy 140 MeV moves at a sufficiently high spee...
 12.Questions 12: What common feature of the electromagnetic and gravitationalinterac...
 12.Problems 12: If the relativistic kinetic energy of a particle is 9 times its res...
 12.Questions 13: What is an antiparticle? What may happen when a particle and itsant...
 12.Problems 13: If a proton and an antiproton, both at rest, were to completely ann...
 12.Questions 14: What does the acronym PET stand for? Why is PET a good example of ...
 12.Problems 14: Indicate which of the following decays are possible. For any that a...
 12.Questions 15: Some neutral particles, such as the p0, are their own antiparticles...
 12.Problems 15: Indicate which of the following reactions may occur, assuming suffi...
 12.Questions 16: According to Table 12.4, the rest mass of an electron is0.511 MeV/c...
 12.Problems 16: Supply the missing particle in each of the following strong interac...
 12.Questions 17: Distinguish between fermions and bosons in as many differentways as...
 12.Problems 17: Identify the missing particle(s) in each of the following weak deca...
 12.Questions 18: Give some ways by which physicists classify elementary particles.
 12.Problems 18: A 0.1kg ball connected to a fixed point by a taut string whirlsaro...
 12.Questions 19: In which of the four basic interactions does an electron participa...
 12.Problems 19: What is the quark combination corresponding to an antineutron?An an...
 12.Questions 20: Baryon conservation and lepton conservation are laws used frequent...
 12.Problems 20: Give three (3) combinations of quarks (not antiquarks!) that willgi...
 12.Questions 21: In your own words, describe what a physicist means when usingthe te...
 12.Problems 21: Give all the quarkantiquark pairs that result in mesons that have ...
 12.Questions 22: What is a quark? How many different types of quarks are nowknown? W...
 12.Problems 22: Distinguish a particle composed of a combination of quarksfrom one ...
 12.Questions 23: Describe the kinds of evidence that have led scientists to conclud...
 12.Problems 23: The (delta minus) is a shortlived baryon with charge 1,strangeness...
 12.Questions 24: How many quarks form a baryon? A meson? What is the relationship (...
 12.Problems 24: The F meson possesses 1 unit of charge, 1 unit of strangeness,and 1...
 12.Questions 25: In the quark model, is it possible to have a baryon with strangenes...
 12.Problems 25: The D meson is a charmed particle with charge 1, charm 1,and strang...
 12.Questions 26: What kind of a particle (baryon, meson, or lepton) corresponds to a...
 12.Problems 26: What is the quark composition of the baryon? It has no strangeness...
 12.Questions 27: Quarks are said to possess color. What does this mean? Arephysicist...
 12.Problems 27: Analyze the following reactions in terms of their constituent quark...
 12.Questions 28: Describe the Standard Model of elementary particle physics.
 12.Problems 28: Analyze the following decays in terms of the quark contents of thep...
 12.Questions 29: A bumper snicker on a car belonging to the chairperson of aphysics ...
 12.Problems 29: The properties of the top quark have been confirmed with the 2007di...
 12.Questions 30: Unification of its basic laws and theories has long been a goal inp...
 12.Problems 30: If the average lifetime of a proton was 1033 years, about how manyp...
 12.Questions 31: If a proton can decay, then its lifetime is of the order of 1033 ye...
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