Unformatted text preview: 3. In frame S , particle 1 is at rest and particle 2 is moving to the right with velocity v . Consider frame S , moving relative to S , with speed u . Find the value of u such that the two particles appear in S to be approaching each other with equal but opposite velocities. 4. Deuterium (or heavy hydrogen) is placed in a particle accelerator where it is ionized. (a) The electrons emerge from the accelerator with m/m = 40 , 000. What is their laboratory speed, both in m/s and in terms of c 2 ? (b) Examining the atomic masses of the neutron and proton compared to the mass of the deuteron (the remaining nucleus), what is the binding energy of the duteron (in MeV)? 5. Calculate the range of speeds for a particle of mass m in which the classical relation for kinetic energy is within 1% of the correct relativistic value. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2010 for the course AMATH 261 taught by Professor Rogermelko during the Spring '10 term at Waterloo.
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