Undergraduate Relativity Experiment

Higbie J. (1974) Undergraduate Relativity Experiment. American Journal of Physics, 42 8: 642-644. doi:10.1119/1.1987800


Author Higbie J.
Title Undergraduate Relativity Experiment
Journal name American Journal of Physics
ISSN 1943-2909
Publication date 1974-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1119/1.1987800
Open Access Status
Volume 42
Issue 8
Start page 642
End page 644
Total pages 3
Subject 3100 Physics and Astronomy
Abstract The primary electrons in a ϒ-ray detector crystal are typically rather relativistic having kinetic energies of the order of their own rest mass. A technique is described which enables the student to observe the relativistic behavior of these electrons and compare his results with the classical and relativistic predictions. It is shown that it is possible to unambiguously determine the electron’s momentum by knowing the Compton edge and photopeak energies of a ϒ-ray energy spectrum.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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