Length contraction & relativistic momentum, mass and energy
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- A star is 62 light-years away in the Earth frame of reference. How fast would you have to travel so that to you the distance is only 15 light-years?
- Suppose you decided to travel to a star 60 light-years away at a speed that tells you the distance is only 15 light-years. How many years would it take to make the trip?
- At what speed will the length of a 1.00m stick look 20.0% shorter?
- The length of a ruler placed in spaceship in 32cm. The spaceship moves with a speed of 0.080c. what would be the percent decrease in the length of the ruler?
- What is the relativistic momentum of an antiproton moving at a speed of 0.68c and mass of 1.674 x 10-27 kg?
- What is the percentage change in the momentum of an electron that accelerates from 0.25c to 0.80c? (mass of electron = 9.12 x 10-31kg)
- Calculate the rest energy of an electron in joules and in Mev
(1Mev= 1.60 x 10-13J)
- What would be the momentum and kinetic energy of a proton travelling with a speed of 1.80 x 108m/s. (Proton rest mass = 1.67 x 10-27kg)
- Calculate the kinetic energy and momentum of a proton travelling 6.24 x 107m/s. What would be the percentage error if the value was calculated using classical formula?
- A person on a spaceship traveling at 0.60c (with respect to the Erath) observers a comet come from behind and pass her at a speed of 0.60c. how fast is the comet moving with respect to the Earth?
- A spaceship leaves the Earth traveling at 0.61c. A second spaceship leaves the first at a speed of 0.77c with respect to the first one. Calculate the speed of the second spaceship with respect to the earth if it is fired
- In the same direction the first spaceship is already moving
- Directly backwards towards the Earth