Assignment 5

Assignment 5 - University of Florida Department of Physics...

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University of Florida Department of Physics PHY3101, Fall 2009 Introduction to Modern Physics Homework 5 - Due Mon, Feb 2 2009 Student Name: ( please print large and legibly. No UFID is necessary. ) Total: / 30 points.

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Physics 3101, HW#5, Mon, Feb 2 2009 Name: Problem 1: The Lorentz Transformation (3 points) Given the following set of 3 equations : a 2 41 = a 2 11 - 1 , a 2 44 = β 2 a 2 11 + 1 , 0 = β 2 a 4 11 - a 2 41 a 2 44 Derive explicitly the values of a 1 , a 41 , and a 44 which satisfy these equations. 1
Physics 3101, HW#5, Mon, Feb 2 2009 Name: Problem 2: The Lorentz Transformation (5 points) A photon is traveling along the y - axis of an inertial frame S , i.e. u x = u z = 0 ,u y = c . Show that the speed of the photon as observed from a frame S 0 , moving at a speed v relative to S is also c . Hint: Solve for all three components of the velocity in S’. 2

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Physics 3101, HW#5, Mon, Feb 2 2009 Name: Problem 3: The Lorentz Transformation (3 points) Show that if a particle moves at an angle
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