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Special Relativity Rest Mass

  1. Feb 22, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A particle of rest mass m0 collides elastically with a stationary particle of equal mass and scatters at angle θ. The incident particle has kinetic energy T0 before the collision and T1 after the collision. (a) Show that T12 (2m0c 2 + T0) 2 = p02 p12 c4 cos2 θ. (b) Using the results of part (a) and problem 6, find T1 as a function of θ.


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    3. The attempt at a solution
    p0+p1=p0'+p1'
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2015 #2

    PeroK

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    Can you make a better attempt at a solution?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2015 #3
    What should I do after this? Sorry.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2015 #4

    PeroK

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    You need to make an effort to solve it yourself and see how far you get.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2015 #5
    Okay, well I'll come back in a couple of hours or so. Thank you.
     
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