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GR0877 Problem 63

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SOLUTION: (D) Given example is a \beta^{+} decay. Beta decay is mediated by the weak force.

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  1. Stevie
    16.10.2013 at 16:15

    Another way to do this, assuming your body of knowledge is a little different and you didn’t immediately recognize this is a \beta^+ decay: it’s a nuclear interaction that involves two leptons (positron and electron neutrino). Leptons interact via the weak, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces (they don’t feel the strong force). The strong and weak forces are the two nuclear forces, so this decay must involve the weak force.

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