H6 - Problem 12.13 What happens if his spaceship travels at...

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P116 Homework # 6 10/13/06 due Friday 10/20/06 Read Chapter 11 and 12. Problem 12.1 Draw the space-time diagram for this case. Show how/where to read off the time dilations and the length contractions in both frames. Problem 12.5 Problem 12.7 Problem 12.10 Problem 12.11 Argue that this shows the impossibility of accelerating a system to speed above c.
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Unformatted text preview: Problem 12.13 What happens if his spaceship travels at a velocity of c/2 ? A muon, with mass m=105 MeV/c 2 and energy E=10 GeV, is going in a big circle of radius 100m. How many rounds it is expected to go before decaying ?...
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