The relativistic rocket on an energy-momentum diagram

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Abstract

Energy-momentum diagrams are useful visual tools to analyze collision-type phenomena such as elastic and inelastic collisions between macroscopic objects, Compton scattering, photon absorption, pair creation, or particle-antiparticle annihilation. In this paper a specific example is given for the pedagogical use of energy-momentum diagrams in analyzing a continuous process: the relativistic rocket motion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015603
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2019

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The relativistic rocket on an energy-momentum diagram. / Bokor, N.

In: European Journal of Physics, Vol. 40, No. 1, 015603, 01.01.2019.

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