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24.10 Lorentz Transformation: Examples

Module 24: Lorentz Transformation: Examples - Problem 5

A spaceship, whose rest length is 1,560 feet flies by Earth at $v=\frac{5}{13}c$. As it does, two firecrackers go off-one at the front of the ship and one at the rear. According to those on the ship, the firecrackers go off at the same moment. (Use the approximation that $c=1 \,\textrm{foot}/\textrm{ns}$ and round any answers to the nearest foot, as necessary.)

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