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    #6.3) A negative μ-meson with rest energy mμc2 = 105.658 MeV can act as a heavy electron and bind to a proton to form a muonic atom. Calculate the ionization energy of the muonic atom from its ground state. You may ignore the reduced mass effect.

    Solution: Here we can imagine a hydrogen atom where muon is occupied instead of electron. From the rest energy given, we can find the rest mass of muon. Also it is stated that atom is in its ground state. Then quantum number of the orbit = 1.
    We know that ionization energy is the work needed to remove an electron from an atom in its ground state. The ...

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