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The rest energy of a proton is 938 MeV. If its kinetic energy is also 938MeV, calculate its momentum and speed.

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  1. | Relativistic momentum | = 938MeV/c

    gamma * m * v * c = 938MeV

    gamma = 1 / sqrt(1 - (v/c)^2)

    Solve for v. (don't worry about signs...)

    You will probably need this conversion constant (if you want m/sec as a result), 938 MeV to kg...
    1.672136811 x 10-27 kg

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