Since there is an upper limit on the speed of a particle,

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt

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Problem 18E

Since there is an upper limit on the speed of a particle, does it follow that there is also an upper limit on its momentum, and, therefore, on its kinetic energy? Explain.

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Solution 18E The special theory of relativity tells us that, light speed is the ultimate speed limit of the universe. It is tested experimentally and found to be correct for all the cases. Nothing can move faster than the speed of light. STEP 1: As there is a maximum speed limit, so there is a maximum limit for momentum too. The relativistic momentum has been introduced as, Here the momentum is not equals to mass times the velocity simply. The factor...

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
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Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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