(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

This is supposed to be a simple problem that shows that light bends or gets pulled in a gravitational field.

A light pulse emitted in the positive x direction travels 10 s in a uniform gravitational field of 100 m/s^2. the gravitational field points in the negative y direction. find the displacement of the light pulse in the y direction.

help, i dont even know the equations relating the two. any help would be greatly appriciated.

i dont even know how to relate the two. we were given only one equation.

2. Relevant equations

u_{y}= c (1 – v2/c2)1/2

3. The attempt at a solution

dont even know where to start. i understand that light will be curved down. it travels at the speed c for 10 seconds so that gives me a distance.... but that as far as i can get

this is an intro class to cosmology

thank you for any help.

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# Homework Help: Bending of light in a uniform gravitational field

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