Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 26 - The Special Theory of Relativity - Misconceptual Questions: 4

Answer

Choice B.

Work Step by Step

Because the captain was traveling at ultrahigh speeds during her trip (beyond today’s technology) she would have aged less than the personnel who remained behind. As discussed in the section on the twin paradox, the captain and the dock personnel do not undergo identical accelerations: she must accelerate to return to Earth, whereas they don’t have to.
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