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I thought that this would go easier if I rewrote the expression for kinetic energy in terms of momentum, but I cant exactly get around figuring the change in momentum to build an equation. would (m1v1/2) be correct?

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I thought that this would go easier if I rewrote the expression for kinetic energy in terms of momentum, but I cant exactly get around figuring the change in momentum to build an equation. would (m1v1/2) be correct?

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Do you have defintions for your symbols?

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as in initial mass and initial velocity?

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"Initial mass?" :surprised: Perhaps you'd better tell us what the question is.sauri said:as in initial mass and initial velocity?

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Hmm, a mass spring system oscillating at close to the speed of light. I've never done relativistic effects with SHM before...could be interesting...:surprisedtopsquark said:"Initial mass?" :surprised: Perhaps you'd better tell us what the question is.

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Does the question not give you any definitions for the symbols used?

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I worked it out. No matter

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Then at least have the decency to tell us! You've got ME curious, anyway.sauri said:I worked it out. No matter

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