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midterm_2009 - Physics 523 Midterm Exam, Fall 2009 Monday,...

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Physics 523 Midterm Exam, Fall 2009 Monday, May 26, 9:30-10:50am This exam consists of 3 problems (with multiple parts) on 2 pages, with a total of 100 pts. Do all problems, answered in the exam booklet provided, and clearly show all your work. This is a closed-book exam. Non-programmable calculators may be used (though should not be necessary). Remember to write your name in the exam booklet, and write and sign the pledge : I pledge my honor that I have not violated the Honor Code during this examination. Problem 1. [25 pts total] In Minkowski spacetime ds 2 = - dt 2 + dx 2 + dy 2 + dz 2 (1) two particles of equal rest mass m , one moving in the positive x direction with speed v , collides with other, moving in the negative x direction, also with speed v. Express all your answers to the questions below in terms of v and the corresponding Lorentz boost factor γ of each particle in this center-of-mass frame. (a) [10 pts]
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