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Relativistic Momentum

  1. Apr 27, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone so I have a couple of questions I would like to get some help on. The first one is as follows: A 880-kg spacecraft is traveling forward at 1/2 the speed of light. What is the relativistic momentum? I know the equations im just having trouble plugging the numbers in I think. Thanks
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2013 #2

    jedishrfu

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    welcome to PF. In general homework question here follow a template. If you check the homework section you'll see it in use.

    While we cant just solve a problem we can help if you show us your work,
    so we can see what you understand and where you went wrong.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2016 #3
    Relativistic momentum is expressed by:

    p= mo (rest mass) * v (velocity) / 1- v^2 (velocity^2) / c^2 (speed of light^2)

    Plug in those numbers and solve for p
     
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