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Total energy of an excited nucleus?

  1. Apr 15, 2007 #1
    If a nucleus is in its first excited state, is its total rest energy then mc^2 + Eex1?
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2007
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  3. Apr 15, 2007 #2
    Hi _Andreas

    If m is the rest mass of the nucleus in its ground state and Eex1 is the energy difference between the first excited state and the ground state, the answer is Yes.

    Paul
     
  4. Apr 16, 2007 #3
    It's as I thought, then. But on quantum level, I've experienced that you can never be certain of anything. Thanks!
     
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