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ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

A spaceship, 200 m long as seen on board, moves by the Earth at 0.970c. What is its length as measured by an Earth-bound observer?

To determine

The length as measured by an Earth-bound observer. A spaceship, 200 m long as seen on board, moves by the Earth at0.97c.

Explanation

Given info:

  c=3×108 ms1

  L0200 m

  v0.97c 

Formula used:

For length can be measured, the relation between length and velocity is

  LL01v2

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