Statement of a problem № 11388


In addition to its rest energy, a moving proton (p ) has kinetic energy. This proton collides with a stationary proton (p), and the reaction forms a stationary neutron (n), a stationary proton (p), and a stationary pion (p+), according to the following reaction: p + p → n + p + π+. The rest energy of each proton is 938.3 MeV, and the rest energy of the neutron is 939.6 MeV. The rest energy of the pion is 139.6 MeV. What is the kinetic energy (in MeV) of the moving proton?

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