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Consequences of Relativity

Q. In the celestial sphere model, earth is stationary and the stars are carried on a sphere that rotates about an axis that points at the North Star. ...

Solved • Jul 14, 2020

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Q. You are a passenger on a spaceship. As the speed of the spaceship increases, you would observe that a. the length of your spaceship is getting long...

Solved • Jun 2, 2020

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Q. 1. Your friend travels by you in a spaceship at 90% the speed of light. Which of the following is not true?A. You will see time running more slowly...

Solved • May 21, 2020

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Q. Six spaceships with rest lights L0 zoom past an intergalactic speed trap. The officer on duty records the speed of each ship , v. (No ship is going...

Solved • May 21, 2020

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Q. Time Dilation Ranking TaskFive identical quintuplets leave earth when they reach the age of 21, in the year 2121. Each quintuplet goes on a spacesh...

Solved • Apr 21, 2020

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Q. A spaceship flies at a speed of 0.4c towards a stationary mirror. The ship sends a laserbeam at a wavelength of 500 nm towards the mirror, which re...

Solved • May 16, 2017

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Q. It is known that the universe is expanding, so all stars are moving away from us, and the further away they are, the faster they are moving away fr...

Solved • May 16, 2017

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Q. Red light is emitted from a source at rest at a wavelength of 650 nm. How fast would this source have to be moving relative to you for you to see i...

Solved • May 15, 2017

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Q. Samir (who is standing at rest on the ground) starts his stopwatch at the instant that Maria flies past him in her spaceship. She continues to fly ...

Solved • Apr 20, 2017

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Q. An arrow of length 1.00 m flies by you at 0.8c. In the reference frame of the arrow, how long does it take to pass by you?A. 0.75 nsB. 1.25 nsC. 2....

Solved • Apr 20, 2017

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Q. An arrow of length 1.00 m flies by you at 0.8c. If you were to measure the time it takes to fly past you, what would you measure this to be?A. 0.75...

Solved • Apr 20, 2017

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Q. An arrow of length 1.00 m flies by you at 0.8c. You observe the length of the arrow to beA. shorter than 1 mB. 1 m in lengthC. longer than 1 m

Solved • Apr 20, 2017

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Q. Anna boards a spaceship and does an interstellar flight while her twin brother, Carlos waits on Earth. Anna’s ship travels at β = 0.80 and, accordi...

Solved • Apr 20, 2017

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Q. A flight in a space ship going half the speed of light takes one hour as measured by a person in the airplane. How long did this flight take accord...

Solved • Apr 20, 2017

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Q. A flight in an airplane going 300 m/s takes one hour as measured by a person in the airplane. How long did this flight take according to an observe...

Solved • Apr 20, 2017

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Q. In The Planet of the Apes, humans "traveled" into the future by hibernating on a spaceship traveling relative to the Earth for 120 years before ret...

Solved • Apr 14, 2017

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Q. Manufactured on Earth, a cube has a side length of 2.0 cm. As a spaceship flies past an observer on Earth, it fires the cube at a speed of 0.7 c re...

Solved • Apr 14, 2017

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Q. At what speed does time dilation have a "significant" effect? Assume that significant means a difference in 1% of dilated time and proper time.

Solved • Apr 14, 2017

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Q. A subatomic particle called the pion has a measured lifetime of 4.4x10-8 s. If the lifetime of a pion measured at rest is 2.6x10-8 s, how fast is t...

Solved • Apr 14, 2017

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Q. Muons are commonly produced in the upper atmosphere due to collisions of cosmic rays with the atoms in the atmosphere. The muons produced commonly ...

Solved • Mar 27, 2017

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Q. A spaceship passes an observer on Earth at a speed of 0.7 c. On the ship, an antenna has a length of 1 m and an angle of 15o measured from the surf...

Solved • Mar 27, 2017

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Q. A spaceship passes an Earth-bound observer at a speed v. The observer on Earth measures the ship to be 300 m long, but an astronaut on the ship wou...

Solved • Mar 27, 2017

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Q. An astronaut travels at 0.8 c from Earth to a star that is 20 light years away from Earth, as measured from the Earth's perspective. If the astrona...

Solved • Mar 27, 2017

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Q. Ted travels in a spaceship at 0.45 c relative to Alice, who's at rest on the Earth's surface. Ted travels for 20s, as measured on his watch.  (a) ...

Solved • Mar 27, 2017