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(a) How much energy is released when an electron and a positron annihilate each other? (b) How much energy is released when a proton and an antiproton annihilate each other?

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$\begin{aligned} m_{e}&=0.511\text{ MeV/c}^2 \\ m_{\bar{e}}&=0.511\text{ MeV/c}^2 \\ m_{p}&=938.3\text{ MeV/c}^2 \\ m_{\bar{p}}&=938.3\text{ MeV/c}^2 \end{aligned}$

Take note that the masses were taken from Table 32-2 as referenced by the problem.

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