Tau-theta paradox, Physics

tau-theta paradox (1950s):

While two distinct types of kaons, tau & theta (today tau is a completely different particle) decay, tau decays in three particles, whereas the theta decays into two. The tau & theta differ only in parity; and at the time, it was thought that parity was conserved strictly, and that particles differing in parity only must behave exactly the similar. As the two decay differently, a paradox ensued. The paradox was determined while experiments carried out according to F. Yang & T.D. Lee's theoretical calculations indeed mentioned that parity is not conserved within weak interactions.

Posted Date: 3/29/2013 2:19:02 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Tau-theta paradox, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Tau-theta paradox, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Tau-theta paradox Discussions

Write discussion on Tau-theta paradox
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
FORCE ON THE PARTICLE: For a mass m to have acceleration, a force given by F = ma is always required. In uniform circular motion, acceleration is of value v2/t and is directed tend

A ball with a mass of 25 grams is dropped from ledge 908 meters above the ground. What is its kinetic energy the instant before it hits the ground? What is the potential energy of

An aereplane has velocity 500m/s with respect to air. Wind blows with velocity 20m/s along north. Then in what direction pilot should be heading so as to go along North-east direct

Tesla; T (after N. Tesla, 1870-1943): The derived SI unit of magnetic flux density, described the magnetic flux density of magnetic flux of 1 Wb by an area of 1 m 2 ; thus it

A thin isotropic metal plate is subjected to the plane stress state shown (properties of the metal are: E = 10x10 6 psi and ν = 0.250). A uniaxial strain gage is mounted on the pl

Coanda effect The effect which indicates that a fluid tends to flow along a surface, instead of flow through free space.

A sled slides down a frictionless track and loops the loop without falling off. What is the minimum value of h  in terms of  r ? The only other information given is that the an

why horse shoe magnet is use in galvanometer

An ideal Rankine cycle uses water as a working fluid, which circulates at a rate of 80 kg/s. The boiler pressure is 6 Mpa, and the condenser pressure is 10 kpa. The water enters th

Explain the meaning of Diffraction The spreading of a wave around a corner or through a slit of width b, which is about an order of magnitude of the size of the wavelength, is