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Flucky

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I know it's probably simple but I just don't understand reduced mass.

I am trying to work out the reduced mass of

m = m

Can somebody please just explain step by step what I do. This is only a segment of a 1 mark question and I'm getting my knickers in a frustratingly twisty twist. I've looked at the other threads and websites but still no clue.

The answer needs to be 3.99... but I always end up with 0.99...

I am trying to work out the reduced mass of

^{4}He^{+}.m = m

_{e}m_{N}/ m_{e}+ m_{N}Can somebody please just explain step by step what I do. This is only a segment of a 1 mark question and I'm getting my knickers in a frustratingly twisty twist. I've looked at the other threads and websites but still no clue.

The answer needs to be 3.99... but I always end up with 0.99...