79. We refer to the particle in the first sentence of the problem statement as particle 2. Since the total momentum of the two particles is zero in S', it must be that the velocities of these two particles are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction in S'. Letting the velocity of the S'frame be vrelative to S, then the particle which is at rest in Smust have a velocity of uv'1= −as measured in
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