Question: Two protons are moving directly towards one another. When they are very far apart, their initial speeds are 3.00 x 10^6 m/s. What is the distance of closest approach?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 24, 2018, 6:34 pm ad1c9bdddf
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The total mechanical energy of a single moving proton that is "far away" from ...
This solution first explains the concepts of kinetic and mechanical energy and then shows the required equation and a detailed calculation of the closest distance that two protons can have when they move towards each other. The calculation portion of this solution is provided in a Word document and all variables are outlined.