My textbook seems to be rather contradictory, need help clearing up.

Watch
AbdulAB
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#1
My textbook, the Oxford AQA A Level Physics by Jim Breithaupt, had a question along the lines of "Which interaction is responsible for decay when pions are created?" and the answer was the strong interaction . However, it also states that kaons decay into pions, and kaons decay via the weak interaction as they're "strange". Isn't this contradictory, or am I simply misunderstanding?

What I'm asking really is whether pions decay via the strong and are created via the weak? Are we able to tell what interaction is responsible for a decay when only given the produce?

I'd really, really appreciate any help.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you tempted to change your firm university choice on A-level results day?

Yes, I'll try and go to a uni higher up the league tables (42)
27.1%
Yes, there is a uni that I prefer and I'll fit in better (14)
9.03%
No I am happy with my choice (88)
56.77%
I'm using Clearing when I have my exam results (11)
7.1%

Watched Threads

View All