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ERIC Number: EJ831223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Relativistic Momentum and Kinetic Energy, and E = mc[superscript 2]
Hu, Ben Yu-Kuang
European Journal of Physics, v30 n2 p325-330 Mar 2009
Based on relativistic velocity addition and the conservation of momentum and energy, I present simple derivations of the expressions for the relativistic momentum and kinetic energy of a particle, and for the formula E = mc[superscript 2]. (Contains 5 footnotes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
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