University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 37 - Relativity - Problems - Exercises - Page 1248: 37.13


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a. The value of $\gamma$ is $\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-u^{2}/c^{2}}}=1.009$. The pilot measures a contracted length of $\frac{3600m}{\gamma}=3568 m$. b. $t=\frac{L}{v}=\frac{3600m}{4.00\times10^7m/s}=9.00\times10^{-5}s$. c. Calculate the time by using kinematics. $\frac{L}{v}=\frac{3568m}{4.00\times10^7m/s }=8.92\times10^{-5}s $.
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