Posted by **slien** on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 12:05am.

a spaceship travels with a speed of 0.7c as it passes by the Earth on its way to a distant star. The pilot of the spaceship measures the length of the moving ship as 50m. Determine its length as measured by a person on Earth. Answer in units of m.

for this question, do I just find the gamma using 0.7c and then 50*gamma to get the length?

yes.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- phys - a spaceship travels with a speed of 0.7c as it passes by the Earth on its...
- physics - A spaceship travels with a speed of 0.3c as it passes by the Earth on ...
- phys - The proper length of one spaceship is 5 times that of another. The two ...
- science - A distant spaceship carrying a red headlight, emitting light with ...
- College Physics 2 - A broken-down spaceship (star Wreck?) flies across an ...
- Physics - 1) Let's continue to investigate your space vacation from last week. ...
- physics question - 1) Let's continue to investigate your space vacation from ...
- physics - The length of a moving spaceship is 27.0 m according to an astronaut ...
- physics - An 94.4 kg astronaut is working on the engines of a spaceship that is ...
- physics - An 85.4 kg astronaut is working on the engines of a spaceship that is ...

More Related Questions