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Unformatted text preview: Classical Electrodynamics Physics 6561 Homework 2. Due: In class on Tuesday, 9/16 in class 1. Relativistic collisions a. A particle with mass m 1 and velocity ~v 1 collides with a stationary particle of mass m 2 and is absorbed. Find the rest mass and velocity of the resulting compound system. b. A particle of mass m collides elastically with a stationary particle of equal mass. The incident particle has kinetic energy T . What will be the kinetic energy of the scattered particle if the scattering angle is θ ? c. Show that in an elastic collision of a particle of mass m 1 with a stationary particle of mass m 2 ( m 2 < m 1 ) the maximum scattering angle of m 1 is sin θ max = m 2 /m 1 (just like in the nonrelativistic case). 2. Relativistic motion of charged particle in constant E and B fields As in introduction read section 12.2 in Jackson (a) (Problem 12.5 from Jackson) A particle of mass m and charge e moves in the labora tory in crossed, static, uniform electric and magnetic fields.tory in crossed, static, uniform electric and magnetic fields....
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