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The Muon and Muon Pair Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation

  • Otto Nachtmann
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

The muon was discovered in cosmic rays in 1937 (Anderson 1937,1938; Street 1937). It behaves in essentially the same way as the electron, but its mass is about 200 times larger:
$$ m_e = 0.5110034(14)MeV, m_\mu = 105.65932(29)MeV. $$
(11.1)

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Nachtmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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