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    Struggling through this question at the moment:

    Find the total energy available to form rest energy of new particles when:

    a) A proton with kinetic energy 14GeV has a head-on collision with an antiproton with the same kinetic energy

    b) An antiproton with kinetic energy 28GeV collides with a stationary proton. (Take the rest energy of a proton to be approximately 1GeV.)

    I've done part a by E=Ek + 2mpc2 but have no idea how to approach part b. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    (Original post by Jordan97)
    Struggling through this question at the moment:

    Find the total energy available to form rest energy of new particles when:

    a) A proton with kinetic energy 14GeV has a head-on collision with an antiproton with the same kinetic energy

    b) An antiproton with kinetic energy 28GeV collides with a stationary proton. (Take the rest energy of a proton to be approximately 1GeV.)

    I've done part a by E=Ek + 2mpc2 but have no idea how to approach part b. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    For b), there's three places where energy comes from, rather than the 4 in a).
    Think about what energies are available before they annihilate.
 
 
 
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