Relativistic Kinetic Energy

The energy that a body possesses solely because it is moving.
If the particle (body) is travelling at a significant proportion of the speed of light the relativistic kinetic energy should be used, T
m0 = rest mass of the body, [kg]
c = speed of light, [ms-1]
γ = Lorentz factor
v = velocity of particle (body), [ms-1]

Note: when papers mention a 60MeV particle they are referring to it's kinetic energy.

See also: Kinetic Energy.

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Subjects: Physics