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Relativistic Kinetic Energy

  1. Oct 29, 2012 #1
    What is the correct equation for relativistic kinetic energy? Is it KE=mγc^2-mc^2 or KE=mc^2(γ-1)?
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2012 #2

    Doc Al

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    Those are equivalent expressions.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2012 #3

    jtbell

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    Yes.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2012 #4

    Doc Al

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    :smile:
     
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