Physics & Astronomy ETDs

Publication Date

9-16-1960

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to determine how the muon component of an extensive air shower varies with the energy of the incident primary particle and different values of inelasticity and multiplicity for the nuclear interactions according to a simple theory of extensive air showers suggested by Professor Roy Thomas of the University of New Mexico. The method of attacking this problem will be to calculate the number of muons resulting from decay of pions produced in each nuclear interaction of the primary particle and from this the total number of muons passing through certain levels of the earth’s atmosphere for different values of the variable indicated above.

Degree Name

Physics

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Physics & Astronomy

First Committee Member (Chair)

John Root Green

Second Committee Member

Christopher P. Leavitt

Third Committee Member

Roy Thomas

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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