One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for muon
- ‘Discovered in 1935 by CarlAnderson, the mu-meson is now known to be a type of lepton, a particle similar to the ordinary electron, but more than two hundred times as heavy.’
- ‘It is a mistake to think that what is really, non-inferentially, observed is only the vapour trail and that the presence of mu-mesons is only inferred.’
- ‘The mu-meson is a heavy version of an electron and I had come to look at an even heavier version which played an essential role in determining G, the constant of gravitation.’
- ‘A classic experiment on the time dilation phenomenon was performed by B. Rossi and D.B. Hall in 1941, using the mu-mesons produced by cosmic rays which enter the earth's atmosphere from outer space at relativistic speeds.’
- ‘What quantity, relative to the mu-mesons motion during its life time, would both observers agree upon, and what is its numerical value?’
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