(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A proton is traveling with a speed of v = 2.990x10^{8}m/s. Calculate the (relativistically correct) value of the kinetic energy for this proton. Assume that the speed of light is c = 3.000 x 10^{8}m/s and that the mass of the proton is 1.673 x 10^{-27}kg.

Note: Do your calculations to 4 significant figures. Then round off to give an answer good to 3 significant figures. Be sure to include the correct abbreviation for the SI unit.

2. Relevant equations

K = 1/2 mv^{2}

Limit is K = 1/2mC^{2}

3. The attempt at a solution

K=1/2(1.673x10^{-27})(2.990x10^{8})

K=2.50x10^{-19}J

Is this correct? I feel like I'm missing something here...

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# Homework Help: Calculate KINETIC ENERGY of proton traveling close to speed of light

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