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Moving Coulombic Interactions

  1. Oct 9, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A high-speed proton of electric charge e is modeled as moving with constant
    speed v past an electron of mass m and charge −e initially at rest. The electron is a distance α from the straight-line path of the proton and we assume it ‘scarcely moves’ while the proton comes and goes. Use the standard Coulomb Force law to find the components of the net impulse delivered to the photon.


    2. Relevant equations

    F= (-Ke^2)/(r^2)


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm not sure how to start this one.
     
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