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Unformatted text preview: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Physics Physics 8.022  Fall 2002 Assignment #7 Spacetime in Special Relativity Forces, Momenta, Fields, Energies in Special Relativity Fields of Moving Charges Reading Purcell: Chapter 5 and Appendix I (pages 451458), handouts I and II (there is a second one posted!) on Special Relativity by Prof. Fisher. Problem Set #7 Work on all problems. Not all problems receive equal points. Total points for this set is 100. z (15 points) [1] Transforming velocities. A bullet is fired with velocity in the x ' y ' plane of a moving frame S ' and at an angle with respect to x '. Frame S ' moves with velocity v with respect to the laboratory frame S along the x axis. Find the angle the velocity vector of the bullet makes with the x axis of the laboratory frame. What if the bullet is a photon (light)? z (20 points) [2] ``Traveling circus beats the speed of light!'' A circus company advertises its arrival in Cambridge, Massachusetts with big headlines in local...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2009 for the course PHYSICS 8.022 taught by Professor Hughes during the Spring '08 term at MIT.
 Spring '08
 Hughes
 Charge, Magnetism, Force, Mass, Special Relativity

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