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GR0877 Problem 66

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SOLUTION: (D) To account for the fact that the nucleus has non-infinite mass and moves around atom’s CM one must replace the electron mass (muon mass for the muonic atom) with the reduced mass \mu. Noting that Rydberg R is proportional to \mu we conclude that if we replace electron m_e with the muon m_{\mu} the R is changed by the factor of \displaystyle \frac{\mu_{muon}}{\mu_{electron}} = \frac{m_p m_{\mu}}{m_p + m_{\mu}} \frac{m_p + m_e}{m_p m_e}.

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  1. Kevin Tah
    10.10.2015 at 14:04

    Can you describe this solution in a bit more detail?

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