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jselms99

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- Homework Statement
- Okay guys I’m lost:

I have a train measured as being 100 meters in length standing in the station. Once its pulled out and it reaches a constant speed, the length measured by observers who are alongside the tracks is 50 meters. How fast is it traveling?

I have to calculate this for different distances; for example, 10 meters, 50 meters, 100 meters and represent the answer as a fraction of c.

- Relevant Equations
- The problem is, I don’t know what equation I should be using!

Okay I’m assuming I have to use √1- v^2/c^2 multiplied by some coefficient of length but I don’t understand any of this and could really use help understanding the process and/or reference material that might point me in the right direction