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Classical and relativistic number of muons

  1. Sep 22, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    4205m above sea level, count 104 muons during time period, find classical and relativistic number of muons expected at sea level, why did they decide to count as many as 104 muons instead of only 103?


    2. Relevant equations
    N=No exp(-ln (2)t)/ t1/2
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2009 #2

    gabbagabbahey

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    Hint: How fast do muons travel? What is their half-life? How much time would it take the muons (according to an observer travelling alongside them) to travel 4205m classically? How about relativistically?
     
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