Beta and gamma decay

IB Physics: Beta and gamma decay

This is a good example of how basic physics can be used to make grand conclusions. Having just done about α radiation and how the fact that it"s a two particle process implies that they are mono-energetic students are supposed to realise that β particles should also be mono-energetic and be surprised when told that they"re not (this depends on the how early in the day the lesson happens to be). You could start by saying...

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