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

In a particle accelerator a proton and an antiproton, travelling at the same speed, undergo a head on collision and produce subatomic particles. The total kinetic energy of the two particles just before the collision is 3.2 x 10[itex]^{}-10[/itex] J.

State why the total energy after the collision is more than 3.2 x 10[itex]^{}-10[/itex] J.

2. Relevant equations

e=mc[itex]^{}2[/itex]

hf[itex]_{}min[/itex] = E[itex]_{}0[/itex] where E0 is rest energy of electron

3. The attempt at a solution

I thought energy, mass and charged were conserved...

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# Homework Help: State why the total energy after proton and antiproton collide is more than before

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