reduced_mass

plasmapy.particles.reduced_mass(test_particle, target_particle)astropy.units.quantity.Quantity

Find the reduced mass between two particles.

Parameters
  • test_particle (str, int, Particle,) –

  • target_particle (str, int, Particle,) –

  • Quantity – The test particle as represented by a string, an integer representing atomic number, a Particle object, or a Quantity or Constant with units of mass.

  • Constant (or) – The test particle as represented by a string, an integer representing atomic number, a Particle object, or a Quantity or Constant with units of mass.

Returns

reduced_mass – The reduced mass between the test particle and target particle.

Return type

Quantity

Raises

Example

>>> from astropy import units as u
>>> reduced_mass('p+', 'e-')
<Quantity 9.104425e-31 kg>
>>> reduced_mass(5.4e-27 * u.kg, 8.6e-27 * u.kg)
<Quantity 3.31714286e-27 kg>