(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Determine the speed of a proton whose kinetic energy is 500 MeV. The mass of a proton is 938.27 MeV/c^{2}.

2. Relevant equations

K = (1/2)mv^{2}??

3. The attempt at a solution

The correct answer is supposed to be 0.758c, where c is the speed of light.

Of course, I plugged in the given numbers to the equation and got the wrong answer 1.0323 c. What did I do wrong? What does it mean by "triumf"?

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Speed of a proton at triumf

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