t = t0/(1-v2/c2)1/2
t = 10/(1-.95c^2/c^2)1/2
The Attempt at a Solution
The provided solutiojn to the example given above is:
t = 10/(1- (.95c)2/c2)1/2
t = 10/(1- .952)1/2
t = 10/ .312
t = 32
Unfortunately, no matter what I do the answer I continuously come up with is 51.28. I've tried four different approaches and come up with the same EXACT answer each time without fail. I am not so bold as to say the example above is incorrect as this level of math isn't my forte, so I am stuck. Can anyone explain to me WHY the answer would be 32 rather than 51.28?
I am not familiar with the 1/2 at the end of the formula and I suspect that may be what is throwing my numbers off. I am nto clever enough, it seems, to get my calculator to understand that portion correctly.
Thanks in advance.
(On a side note, I have also seen this forumal written as t=t0/(1-v^2/c^2)^1/2. Not sure which is correct.)