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Neutrons have a rest mass of 1.6749*10-27 kg (equivalent to 939.6 MeV).

If a certain neutron has a total energy of 949 MeV, what are its relativistic mass energy in MeV, its speed in m/s, its kinetic energy in MeV, and its momentum in kg.m.s-1?

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    m₀=1.6749•10⁻²⁷kg
    E=949 MeV=1.52•10⁻¹⁰ J
    E=mc² =
    m=E/c² =1.52•10⁻¹⁰/(3•10⁸)²=1.6889•10⁻²⁷kg

    m=m₀/√(1- β²)
    (1- β²)=(m₀/m)²= (1.6749•10⁻²⁷/1.6889•10⁻²⁷)²=0.983
    β =sqrt(1-0.983)=0.128
    v= β•c=0.128•3•10⁸=3.85•10⁷m/s
    m₀c²=1.6749•10⁻²⁷•(3•10⁸)²=1.5074•10⁻¹⁰ J =940.8 MeV
    KE=mc²- m₀c²= 949-940.8 =8.2 Mev
    p=m₀ βc /√(1- β²)= ….

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