Physics

posted by .

1) Let's continue to investigate your space vacation from last week. Your spaceship, which has a proper length of 300 m, passes near a space platform while you are moving at a relative speed of 86% the speed of light (so v=0.86*c). What is the length of the spaceship when measured by someone on the space platform?

Equation for length contraction
L = L' * √ (1 - v2/c2)
Where:
L = The length of the spaceship as seen by the observer
L' = The proper length of the spaceship
v = The velocity of the spaceship
c = The speed of light.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. phys

    The proper length of one spaceship is 5 times that of another. The two spaceships are travelling in the same direction and, while both are passing overhead, an Earth observer measures the two spaceships to be the same length. If the …
  2. space

    A space capsule needs to have its speed inceased slightly to set it on course.A spaceship moves up slowly to the capsule, and makes contact with it.The spaceship's rocket engine is fired for 10s. The gases exert a forward force of …
  3. physics question

    1) Let's continue to investigate your space vacation from last week. Your spaceship, which has a proper length of 300 m, passes near a space platform while you are moving at a relative speed of 86% the speed of light (so v=0.86*c). …
  4. physics

    A spaceship travels with a speed of 0.3c as it passes by the Earth on its way to a distant star, as shown in the diagram below. The pilot of the spaceship measures the length of the moving ship as 40 m. 0.3 c Earth Determine its length …
  5. College Physics

    Although they don’t have mass, photons—traveling at the speed of light—have momentum. Space travel experts have thought of capitalizing on this fact by constructing solar sails—large sheets of material that would work by reflecting …
  6. Physics

    1. An 80.0-kg astronaut is floating at rest a distance of 10.0 m from a spaceship when she runs out of oxygen and fuel to power her back to the spaceship. She removes her oxygen tank (3.0 kg) and flings it into space away from the …
  7. Physics

    1. An 80.0-kg astronaut is floating at rest a distance of 10.0 m from a spaceship when she runs out of oxygen and fuel to power her back to the spaceship. She removes her oxygen tank (3.0 kg) and flings it into space away from the …
  8. Physics

    A spaceship in deep space has a velocity of 4000 km/s and an acceleration in the forward direction of 6 m/s2. What is the acceleration of a ball relative to the spaceship after it is released in this spaceship?
  9. physics

    The length of a moving spaceship is 27.0 m according to an astronaut on the spaceship. If the spaceship is contracted by 14.5 cm according to an Earth observer, what is the speed of the spaceship?
  10. physics

    Spaceship 1 and Spaceship 2 have equal masses of 300 kg. Spaceship 1 has a speed of 0 m/s, and Spaceship 2 has a speed of 4 m/s. What is the magnitude of their combined momentum?

More Similar Questions