Worksheet: Neutrinos

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the properties of electron neutrinos, mu neutrinos, and tau neutrinos and their antiparticles.

Q1:

Which of the four fundamental forces are the three different types of neutrino―the electron neutrino, the mu neutrino, and the tau neutrino―affected by?

  • AThe weak nuclear force and the strong nuclear force
  • BThe weak nuclear force and gravity
  • CThe electric force and the magnetic force
  • DThe electromagnetic force and the nuclear force
  • EThe strong nuclear force and gravity

Q2:

List the following particles in order from least mass to greatest mass:

  • neutron
  • neutrino
  • proton
  • alpha Particle
  • electron
  • ANeutrino, electron, proton, neutron, alpha particle
  • BNeutrino, electron, neutron, alpha particle, proton
  • CElectron, neutrino, proton, neutron, alpha particle
  • DElectron, neutrino, neutron, alpha particle, proton
  • EAlpha particle, neutrino, electron, proton, neutron

Q3:

Which of the following is the correct symbol for an electron neutrino?

  • Aπ‘£οŽ€
  • Bπ‘£οŽ
  • Cπ‘£οŒ³
  • Dπ‘£οŒ€
  • Eπ‘£οŒΎ

Q4:

List the following particles in order from the greatest to the least mass:

  • positron
  • neutron
  • helium nucleus
  • photon
  • neutrino
  • ANeutron, positron, neutrino, photon, helium nucleus
  • BHelium nucleus, neutron, positron, neutrino, photon
  • CHelium nucleus, neutron, positron, photon, neutrino
  • DPositron, helium nucleus, neutron, photon, neutrino
  • EPositron, neutron, photon, neutrino, helium nucleus

Q5:

Which two of the following particles have the same mass?

  • photon
  • neutrino
  • electron
  • proton
  • muon
  • positron
  • AProton and electron
  • BElectron and positron
  • CElectron and neutrino
  • DNeutrino and photon
  • EPhoton and muon

Q6:

What is the relative charge of a neutrino?

Q7:

The following nuclear equation shows oxygen-15 undergoing beta decay to nitrogen-15, 158157ON+e+οŠ°π‘‹.

What particle does 𝑋 represent?

  • AA mu neutrino
  • BA positron
  • CAn electron neutrino
  • DAn electron antineutrino
  • EA mu antineutrino

Q8:

The following nuclear equation shows carbon-14 undergoing beta decay to nitrogen-14, 146147CN+e+οŠ±π‘‹.

What particle does 𝑋 represent?

  • AA mu antineutrino
  • BAn electron antineutrino
  • CA mu neutrino
  • DA positron
  • EAn electron neutrino

Q9:

Which of the following is the antiparticle of Μ„πœˆοŽˆ?

  • AπœˆοŽ€
  • B𝜈
  • C𝜈
  • D𝜏
  • E𝜏

Q10:

Which of the following is the antiparticle of 𝜈?

  • Aπ‘’οŠ±
  • BΜ„πœˆοŒΎ
  • CΜ„πœˆοŽˆ
  • DΜ„πœˆοŽ€
  • Eπ‘’οŠ°

Q11:

Which of the following symbols does not represent a real antineutrino?

  • AΜ„πœˆοŽ€
  • BΜ„πœˆοŽˆ
  • CΜ„πœˆοŒΎ
  • D𝜈

Q12:

Which of the following is the correct symbol for a 𝜏 antineutrino?

  • AΜ„πœˆοŒ³
  • BΜ„πœˆοŽˆ
  • CΜ„πœˆο
  • D𝜈
  • E𝜈

Q13:

Which of the following is the correct symbol for a πœ‡ antineutrino?

  • A𝜈
  • BΜ„πœˆο‰
  • CΜ„πœˆοŒΎ
  • DΜ„πœˆοŽ€
  • EπœˆοŽ€

Q14:

Which of the following is the correct symbol for an electron antineutrino?

  • AΜ„πœˆοŽ€
  • BΜ„πœˆοŒΎ
  • C𝜈
  • DΜ„πœˆοŽ
  • E𝜈

Q15:

Which of the following symbols does not represent a real neutrino?

  • AπœˆοŽ€
  • B𝜈
  • C𝜈
  • D𝜈

Q16:

Which of the following is the correct symbol for a 𝜏 neutrino?

  • A𝜈
  • B𝜈
  • C𝜈
  • D𝜈
  • EπœˆοŽ€

Q17:

Which of the following is the correct symbol for a πœ‡ neutrino?

  • AπœˆοŽ€
  • B𝜈
  • Cπœˆο‘
  • Dπœˆο‰
  • E𝜈

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