physics relativity 2

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In the distant future, a 5.40 × 105-kg intergalactic ship leaves Earth orbit and accelerates to a constant speed of 0.92c. Determine the difference, p – p0, between the relativistic and classical momenta of the ship.
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Jul 10th, 2015

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class momentum p0 = m*V 

relativistic momentum 

p = gamma mV = 1/sqrt((1-beta^2)) mV =   

p-p0 = 2.552 mV-mV = 1.552 mV =1.552*5.4*10^5 *0.92*3x10^8 

=2.31x10^14 kg m/s

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