Matter & Interactions 2nd ed. Practice Problems
Aaron Titus | High Point University
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1520001     Energy of a muon     1520001
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A muon is an elementary particle with a negative charge, like an electron, but with a larger mass ( ) than an electron. Suppose that a muon has a constant velocity of magnitude 0.9c, where c is the speed of light.

  1. What is the muon's total energy, in both joules and electron-volts?
  2. What is the muon's kinetic energy, in both joules and electron-volts?