For the diagram that just has the up/anti-up annihilating to a photon I don't know what else the coupling could be...
For the two photon diagram you'd get (2/3*e)+(-2/3*e)=0?!
Hi,
I was wondering whether the decay of the Pi-0 meson in QED to an electron positron pair can occur as follows:
Pi-0 -> virtual photon -> e+e-
or does it have to go via
Pi-0 -> two virtual photons -> e+e- (the Feynman diagram has a 'square' of virtual electrons/photons)?
I have...
Yes that makes sense, thank you. If we had a system of say 3 protons the the overall angular momentum would not tell us about the symmetry with respect to particle exchange - is that correct?
I'm struggling with the relation between particle exchange and parity with the case of para- and ortho-hydrogen.
The overall wavefunction must be antisymmetric with respect to particle exchange and so for para-hydrogen (an antisymmetric spin state) the spatial part of the wavefunction must be...
Firstly, apologies for the notation.
The 4-momentum of a massive particle (rest mass m) is defined by
p=mu
where u is the 4-velocity. Thus in a frame S in which a particle has 3-velocity u the components of p are
[p]=gamma*(mc,mu)
How can we then identify the zeroth component of...
Thanks for your help diazona. That improves my confidence in the integration. I wonder if anyone can see my mistake in setting up the equation?
Thanks.
I guess you have a two cylinder system with an incompressible fluid?
For a) you may call, generally, the diameter of the red cylinder D, and thus the diameter of blue cylinder 2D. What are the areas associated with diameters? We thus may work out the volume V=Area x distance through which the...
I would start by drawing a diagram of the situation. Draw the 4 forces in, i.e. weight W, reaction force R from the floor, friction F' and the force we are pulling with F.
Since the trunk isn't moving the vertical direction, we may equate the 'downwards' forces with the 'upwards' forces, i.e...
Homework Statement
A stone is dropped from a stationary helicopter 500m above the ground, at the equator. How far from the point vertically below the helicopter does it land?
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Let the height above the ground it is...
The Coulomb is the SI unit of charge. It is just a standard against which we can compare the relative charges of difference objects; just like we might say this object has a mass of 1kg, and this object has a mass of 3kg, we could say one object has 1 coulomb (C) of charge, and another has 10C...
So, the rocket equation is
F_ext = m(dv/dt) + u(dm/dt)
where m is the mass of the rocket, v the velocity, u the effective exhaust gases speed, and F_ext the external forces on the system.
If we take a constant mass ejection rate p, and take the external force to be the gravitational...
How do you write in scientific notation "the (SI) units of x are..."?
For example, the SI units of time are seconds. Is there any succinct way I can write this? Maybe it's like this:
{time} = s
?
Apply F = ma down the slope by calculating the component of the weight down the slope to find the accleration. Then use v^2 = u^2 + 2as to find the velocity v after s = 3 metres. Hope this helps.