Ch33-p027 - 27 If the beam carries energy U away from the spaceship then it also carries momentum p = U/c away Since the total momentum of the

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27. If the beam carries energy U away from the spaceship, then it also carries momentum p = U / c away. Since the total momentum of the spaceship and light is conserved, this is the magnitude of the momentum acquired by the spaceship. If P is the power of the laser, then the energy carried away in time
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