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(a) Find the total energy released in MeV in each carbon cycle (elaborated below) including the annihilation energy. (b) How does this compare with the proton-proton cycle output?
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(a) $E_1 = 1.944 \textrm{ MeV}$
$E_2 = 1.198 \textrm{ MeV}$
$E_3 = 7.551 \textrm{ MeV}$
$E_4 = 7.297 \textrm{ MeV}$
$E_5 = 1.732 \textrm{ MeV}$
$E_6 = 4.965 \textrm{ MeV}$
$E_{tot} = 26.73 \textrm{ MeV}$
(b) The energy output is the same as that of the proton-proton cycle.
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