p38_057 - 57. (a) We compute = 1 1 (0.9990)2 = 22.4 Now,...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
57. (a) We compute γ = 1 p 1 (0 . 9990) 2 =22 . 4 Now, the length contraction formula (Eq. 38-13) yields L = 2 . 50 m γ =0 . 112 m . (b) (c) and (d) We assume our spacetime coordinate origins coincide and use the Lorentz transforma- tions (Eq. 38-20, but with primes and non-primes swapped, and v →− v ). Lengths are in meters and time is in nanoseconds (so that c =0 . 2998 in these units). x α = γ (4 . 0+(0 . 9990 c )(40)) = 357 t
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
Ask a homework question - tutors are online