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    Velocity of wave along a rubber cord

    ]Homework Statement You have a rubber cord of relaxed length x. It be- haves according to Hooke's law with a "spring con- stant" equal to k. You then stretch the cord so it has a new length equal to 2x. a) Show that a wave will propagate along the cord with speed...
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    Collision of a moving proton into a proton at rest (relativity)

    I failed , sorry vela. The my ******* proffesor put this one test and he knew it was the only one i didnt awnser. Out of 30 homework questions he always puts 6 on the test and he puts the only one i didnt have. Oh well i will still get an A but i wanted 100% cause it makes him mad when someone...
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    Collision of a moving proton into a proton at rest (relativity)

    I feel like a complete retard now.....but i still cant see it. I did what you told me and i still cant see how the momentum cancels out.
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    Collision of a moving proton into a proton at rest (relativity)

    yes i know what your saying: Kinetic energy energy of moving proton is K1=(gamma1-1)mc2 But this takes me back to the initial quetion i would have to solve for the velocity in the gamma to obtain the kinetic energy just in terms of mass and c2. Iam stupid sorry, iam not understanding at...
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    Collision of a moving proton into a proton at rest (relativity)

    Sorry vela. I thought you mean start by energies and momentum to get velcoties. Ok i managed to obtain the mass in terms of the K1 using hte euation above and the third relavant equation. m=(pc)2 - K12/(2K1c2) i dont know if this will help. When you say the equations for conservation of...
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    Tomorrow i have a test, I need help with these questions

    Q=mC C is a constant you can look up for water its different depending on which phase transition you are calculating. Q=mc(Tf-Ti) for when your raising the temperature c i think its 1cal/gC for water. Add all the Qs and viola
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    Collision of a moving proton into a proton at rest (relativity)

    This is the only problem i have left unsolved before tomorrows test(which is verbatim from homework). Ive tried solving for the velocities using the previously mentioned equations but no luck =/.
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    Special relativity: Lightning and Trains (no math involved)

    Well that clears all my doubts. Thank you very much i just have to be carefull with my wording :D
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    Special relativity: Lightning and Trains (no math involved)

    I got it!! i think.. the proffessors train is larger than it actually it is if they are both measured at rest!!. makes sense. Now I just have to figure how to make it work .... Is the students train going to even smaller than it actually it is from the proffessors point of view? or...
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    Special relativity: Lightning and Trains (no math involved)

    Homework Statement Consider the relativity of simultaneity: A student in a train at rest from his point of view and a professor in a train that is moving in the positive x direction from the student’s perspective. Two lightning of different colors will strike at opposite ends of the trains...
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    Collision of a moving proton into a proton at rest (relativity)

    Well you have the proton at rest: E=mc2 K=0 p=0 The moving proton E1=K1+ mc2 p=(gamma1)mu whre u is the speed of the proton The blob: E2=K2+4mc2 p=(gamma2)mv where v is the velocity of the blob Equating any of teh energy/momentum equations together just seems like a big mess because...
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    Collision of a moving proton into a proton at rest (relativity)

    Well if the proton is going fast enough to overcome the electric repulsive forces it would collide wouldnt it? thats how colliders work dont they? And i have never heard of 4 vectors sorry =/. And the velocities i got it from equating the total energies of the "reactancts" and "products"...
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    Collision of a moving proton into a proton at rest (relativity)

    Homework Statement A high speed proton collides with a proton at rest, two proton-antiproton pairs were created. That is some of the accelerated protons kinetic energy was enough to be converted into the mass of the new particles. If the proton-antiproton pairs move along together as a single...
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    Relativistic acceleration with integration problem

    Thanks vela, I was trying that approach earlier but i cant solve that nasty integral, going to keep trying
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    Relativistic acceleration with integration problem

    Thats what i was trying a=dv/dt then pass dt to the RHS to integrate and which also has a v=dx/dt which is where iam confused. And for tiny-tim's response Iam not seeing where your going with that... =f(v)dtdv? double integration?
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