(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The most precise measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (g-2) is performed at Brookhaven (USA). In this experiment muons are held in a circular orbit in a 14 m diameter ring, with momentum 3.098 GeV. On average how many laps of the ring the muon will do before decaying? (hint: assume the the muons goes at the speed of light).

2. Relevant equations

None given

3. The attempt at a solution

I figure this is related to reltivity, so the muon's clock is running slow...

T=[tex]\gamma T_{0}[/tex]

(T=gamma T0)

but if v is assumed to be c, the gamma factor is infinity?

But I'm confused about how to work out a decay from energy when no decay time is given?

Is there a list of formulas anywhere that would apply to this situation?

Thanks!

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# Homework Help: Muon decay in particle accelerator

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