p38_069 - 69. The speed of the spaceship after the first...

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Unformatted text preview: 69. The speed of the spaceship after the first increment is v1 = 0.5c. After the second one, it becomes v2 = v + v1 0.50c + 0.50c = = 0.80c , 1 + v v1 /c2 1 + (0.50c)2 /c2 and after the third one, the speed is v3 = v + v2 0.50c + 0.50c = = 0.929c . 1 + v v2 /c2 1 + (0.50c)(0.80c)/c2 Continuing with this process, we get v4 = 0.976c, v5 = 0.992c, v6 = 0.997c and v7 = 0.999c. Thus, seven increments are needed. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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