|Jan13-10, 10:32 PM||#1|
difference between relatavistic kinetic energy and normal kinetic energy
I was looking at the relativistic energy of an electron and noticed that the formula for kinetic energy is:
K.E. = mc^2 -m0c^2
How is this related to the kinetic energy for low speed particles?
Does anyone have a link to the proof?
|Jan13-10, 10:45 PM||#2|
This can be written as (Gamma - 1) m_0c^2. Do a taylor expansion of gamma and the result immediately follows.
|Jan13-10, 11:12 PM||#3|
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