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Problem 30 Medium Difficulty

A proton in a large accelerator has a kinetic energy of 175 GeV. (a) Compare this kinetic energy to the rest energy of the proton, and find an approximate expression for the proton’s kinetic energy. (b) Find the speed of the proton.


a) $\gamma m c^{2}$
b) 0.99999$c$


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