Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 35 - Think and Explain: 59

Answer

Yes, it is possible.

Work Step by Step

Suppose the light bulb is shifted forward in the ship by 1 mm. The observer inside the rocketship sees the light reach the front wall before it reaches the rear wall. However, if the rocketship moves forward at least 1 mm in the time that it takes the light to reach the rear wall, the observer outside will see the light hit the rear wall before it hits the front wall.
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