This article is essentially an addition to the previous one on (mainly) inelastic collisions to include the particular case of inelastic relativistic collisions. Reasons for writing a separate article are first that this author is not particularly well qualified to write on the topic and so may well need to request the scrutiny of specialists in the field. And secondly, that equations which govern the generation of mass from energy during collisions may be of sufficient interest to readers to warrant a separate treatment.
Equation for an Inelastic Collision
A detailed theoretical treatment of “Relativistic Collisions” in general is provided in the following paper available online:
Introduction to Relativistic Collisions
Our starting point is Equation 33 on page 9 of the article. At this point the article’s author (Frank...