What is the relativistic speed of each particle as it flies off?

A particle of mass M, initially at rest, decays into two particles each of mass m (i.e. m1 = m2 = m).

What is the relativistic speed of each particle as it flies off?

Does the result make sense for

any values of the masses M and m?

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  • 1 month ago

    The new particles have equal speeds, in opposite directions.

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