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I know almost nothing about physics. What I do know is hopelessly mixed up with what I don't know.

Full disclosure: Most of my questions go back to cold fusion in some way. You can find me on Vortex-L.


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comment internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
Sorry -- not EC, internal conversion!
Sep
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comment internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
Is there a textbook that covers EC in some detail at an intermediate level that you can recommend?
Sep
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comment internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
Thank you for the interesting reply. I will wait a while before accepting any replies, since this topic is far from my what I know. A related question -- is it a requirement that the energy be transmitted to a single electron by way of a single virtual photon with large energy? Is the probability of an interaction involving a large number of smaller virtual photons negligible?
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comment internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
Is the fall in field strength also a function of the energy of the transition, in addition to 1/r^2?
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comment internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
Thank you. I note that the Wikipedia article mentions that the electron interacts with the field of the nucleus as a whole rather than individual protons or quarks. (This might not qualify anything you've said.)
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comment How do we know that internal conversion creates no intermediate photon?
Note that there's also the (gamma) photoelectric effect, where the nucleus emits a gamma and the gamma then kicks out a high energy photon.
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comment Does the pilot of a rocket ship experience an asymptotic approach to the speed of light?
@JohnRennie -- how does the following section in the Wikipedia article on FTL relate to my question and your answer? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-than-light#Proper_speeds Is it that the pilot does not perceive FTL, but when he does the calculation across different inertial frames, he gets a proper velocity that is faster than light?
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