Phys320 – Spring 2004 (Baski) xyS = earthux= 0.9cS’ v = 0.99cxySv = 0.75cS’ L’ = 13mx’ = 12my’ = 5mQuiz #7: Relativity April 28, 2004 Name: ___SOLUTIONS_____ Complete both of the following problems. Show all of your work for full credit. 2221Usefulformulas: and11xxuvuvcvcg-==--x'uProblem 1: Lorentz Transformation (velocities) You are speeding away from a patrol spaceship, where your speed is 99% the speed of light and the patrol ship is only traveling at 90% the speed of light according to someone on earth. What speed does the patrol spaceship appear to be traveling according your reference frame? Let frame S be the rest frame of the Earth and frame S’ be your spaceship moving at speed vto the right relative to the Earth. The patrol spaceship is then an object moving at speed uin the S frame. Now, find the speed u’of the patrol spaceship in your S’ frame.
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PHYS 320 taught by Professor Baski during the Spring '04 term at VCU.