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  1. Sep 13, 2017 #1
    Does saying "states of definite mass" is the same as saying "mass eigenstates"?
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2017 #2

    Orodruin

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    Usually yes, but it would be good form to reference the text you are reading to provide us with enough information to answer your question.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2017 #3


    I read this from Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino_oscillation

    " Neutrino oscillation arises from a mixture between the flavor and mass eigenstates of neutrinos. That is, the three neutrino states that interact with the charged leptons in weak interactions are each a different superposition of the three neutrino states of definite mass. "
     
  5. Sep 13, 2017 #4

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    Yes, they are the same.
     
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