6. Relativity 2: Energy and Momentum

  1. Martin W. McCall

Published Online: 12 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972502.ch6

Classical Mechanics: From Newton to Einstein: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition

Classical Mechanics: From Newton to Einstein: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition

How to Cite

McCall, M. W. (2010) Relativity 2: Energy and Momentum, in Classical Mechanics: From Newton to Einstein: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972502.ch6

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715741

Online ISBN: 9780470972502

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Keywords:

  • Relativity 2 - energy and momentum;
  • high-energy particle physics laboratory - particle tracks and detecting scintillations;
  • energy and momentum - energy and momentum of particles measured;
  • world line of a particle - on a space–time diagram;
  • relativistic and Newtonian expressions - for momentum comparison;
  • momentum and energy of a system to its rest mass;
  • relativistic collisions and decays;
  • neutron decay - into proton and an electron;
  • energy/momentum transformations - between frames;
  • units in high-energy physics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Energy and Momentum

  • The Meaning of Rest Energy

  • Relativistic Collisions and Decays

  • Photons

  • Units in High-energy Physics

  • Energy/Momentum Transformations Between Frames

  • Relativistic Doppler Effect

  • Summary

  • Problems