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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Pardis on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 3:20am.

A particle of mass M moves through the lab at 0.6c. Suddenly it explodes into two fragments. First
fragment, with mass 2M/3
, moves at 0.8c in the same direction that the original particle had been moving.
Determine the velocity (magnitude and direction) of the second fragment. What is the nature (or name) of
the second particle?

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