Aug 4, 2008

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True or False? 1 TeV is about the energy of motion of a flying mosquito

True or False?

1 TeV (energy of LHC proton) is about the energy of motion of a flying mosquito.

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Answer : True.

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And indeed, mosquito do fly at about 1 miles/hour, which is 1.6 km/hr.

So the energy of motion of a mosquito flying at 1 mile/hr is about the same as 1 TeV.

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