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Homework Help: Particle accelerator

  1. Nov 12, 2008 #1
    Hello everyone!
    I am new to quantum physics, currently i am studying it in one of my classes in university.
    i need to do a project about particle accelerators and need ideas and clarification of this topic.
    i need an idea of an experiment that used a particle accelerator to find discover a particle, and its significance to physics.
    since i am new to this area of study I have no idea where to even begin.
    your contribution will be GREATLY appreciated!!
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  3. Nov 12, 2008 #2


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  4. Nov 12, 2008 #3
    Do you know any relativity? What might be useful about a particle accelerator, in regards to things like time dilation, length contraction, and how might that be more useful than a normal lab setting?

    That's just one idea. Good luck.
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