Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 26 - The Special Theory of Relativity - Misconceptual Questions: 1

Answer

Choice A.

Work Step by Step

The ship’s captain is an observer who is at rest with respect to the ship, so his/her measurement of the ship’s length is defined to be the proper length.
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