Written Paper Section I Question 16-17 from the 2001 HSC Examination
Summary: Q16. Name the effect demonstrated by the observation that high-speed muons have a lifetime of 5.0 microseconds but, when brought to rest, their lifetime is 2.2 microseconds; calculate the velocity of the muons as they leave the accelerator. Q17. Using a graph of velocity and time, compare the acceleration of a rocket launched vertically at t = 20s with its acceleration at t = 100s; account for the shape of the graph over the range of time shown.