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

A lump of uranium has a mass of 2.0 kg, and begins at rest. Half of the lump’s mass is going to be totally converted into kinetic energy of the other half. After this is done, how fast is the remaining half going?

a. 0.60 c

b. 0.80 c

c. 0.87 c

d. 1.0c

2. Relevant equations

gamma = 1/ sqrt(1-(v^2/c^2)

KE = (gamma - 1)mc^2

(KE + mc^2)initial = (KE + mc^2)final

3. The attempt at a solution

0 + 2c^2 = C^2 + KE

KE = C^2

(gamma - 1)mc^2 = c^2

gamma = 3/2

V = 0.745

But according to the answer I am wrong. I have a final and I am trying to study for it, but this is not making any sense. as I posted above the answer is C. Any help would be appreciated!

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# Homework Help: Conversion of Mass to kinetic energy.

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