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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

How fast would a 6.0 m-long sports car have to be going past you in order for it to appear only 5.5 m long?

To determine

The 6.0 m-long sports car have to be going past you in order for it to appear only 5.5 m long.

Explanation

Given info:

  c=3×108 ms1

  L05.5 m

  L6 m

Formula used:

For length calculation, the relation between length and relativistic factor is

  LγL0

  γLL0

Relativistic factor is

  γ11v2c2

Velocity can

  vc1+1(

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