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Advanced Topics}Particle Physics

The properties of a muon most closely resembles that of an electron. In the usual \beta-decay, an electron is emitted along with either a neutrino or an antineutrino. In a wildcard \beta-decay, a muon is emitted instead of an electron.

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chemicalsoul
2009-11-01 08:18:31
haha thats a really good use of the word Wildcard ! I like it.NEC
justmax
2009-10-19 19:32:29
Muons are leptons:

A) electrons are leptons
B) & C) graviton and photon are force mediating particles (bosons)
D) Pions are quarks (a quark and an antiquark)
E) Protons are a trio of quarks.

A) fits best.
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sonnb
2007-05-20 02:08:40
A muon has charge -1 and spin 1/2.
An electron has charge -1 and spin 1/2.
A graviton has charge 0 and spin 2.
A photon has charge 0 and spin 1.
A pion has either charge +1 or 0 and spin 0. A proton has charge +1 and spin 1/2.

With these criteria, the electron most closely resembles the properties of the electron.
From Vol 2 of H/R/K.
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comorado
2006-10-23 12:39:26
I would say that muon is a partical from Lepton group so are electron, tauon, neutrino. So the answer must be (A).NEC

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