Posted by Monique on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:53pm.
an electron has a kinetic energy that is 1.8 times its rest energy. What is its speed, expressed as a fraction of the speed of light?

physics  Elena, Monday, April 16, 2012 at 3:39pm
m•c^2 = 1.8•m(o) •c^2,
m(o) •c^2/sqrt(1 β^2) = 1.8•m(o) •c^2,
sqrt(1 β^2) =1/1.8
β = 0.831
β = v/c ,
v = 0.831c = 2.49•10^8 m/s
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