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Homework Statement
Here is the Problem. I have the Solution but am having trouble understanding parts of it.
1.1. Determine the field gradient of a 50emlong StemGerlach magnet that would produce a 1mm separation at the detector between spinup and spindown silver atoms that are emitted from an oven at T = 1500 K. Assume the detector (see Fig. 1.1) is located 50 em from the magnet. Note: While the atoms in the oven have average kinetic energy 3kBT j2, the more energetic atoms strike the hole in the oven more frequently. Thus the emitted atoms have average kinetic energy 2kBT, where kB is the Boltzmann constant. The magnetic dipole moment of the silver atom is due to the intrinsic spin of the single electron. Appendix F gives the numerical value of the Bohr magneton, in a convenient form.
Homework Equations
Kinematic Equations
The Attempt at a Solution
The one part I don't understand is this:
I get that the units work out. But I don't understand why the formula is in this way. particularly the second term that isn't 1/2at^2 but a*t1*t2
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