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## Homework Statement

A particle of rest mass m and velocity v collides elastically with a stationary particle of rest mass M. Express the recoil and scattering angels in terms of the corresponding angles in the zero-momentum system. Show that your answers reduce to the non-relativistic ones if v<<c

## Homework Equations

I think I have to show that (mc^2)/(1-(v/c)^2)^1/2 reduces to .5mv^2 by using the binomial theorem when v<<c. since momentum is related to kinetic energy.

## The Attempt at a Solution

(not clear how to do it though) Please help me!