Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Decay of a Top Quark to a W Boson and a B Quark

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    A top quark with mass Mtop = 170 GeV/c2 decays to a W boson (MW = 80 GeV/c2) and a b quark with mass (Mb = 5 GeV ).

    (a) Find the momentum and energy of each of the daughter particles if a top quark decays at rest.
    (b)What is the highest momentum W boson that can arise from the decay of a top quark that has energy Etop = 250 GeV ?

    Please show the steps also.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 12:42 am ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses the decay of a top quark.