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Article

Note on the relativistic elastic head-on collision

Authors: Essén, H.
Document Type: Article
Pubstate: Published
Journal: European journal of physics
Volume: 23   565-568
Year: 2002

Abstract

A short, elegant, instructive, and explicit solution for the relativistic elastic head-on collision is presented. It uses the invariance of the relative speed and a suitable Lorentz transformation of the total momentum four-vector before and after the collision.