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Question about eccentric billionaire from French's Special Relativity text

  1. Jun 20, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This is question 1-9 from French's Special Relativity

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    2. Relevant equations

    The equations are shown in my attempt at a solution below


    3. The attempt at a solution

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    The answer in the back of the book states it should cost about $50,000. Where did I make an error here? Or is the answer in the back of the book in error?

    I apologise if this is improper to post screenshots instead of the actual text. I wrote this in LaTeX but with a bunch of macros I have defined, and can't remember how to do some of the writing in plain LaTeX to post the text here.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
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  3. Jun 21, 2012 #2

    TSny

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    Is hydrogen gas monatomic or diatomic?
     
  4. Jun 21, 2012 #3
    LOL, you're right. I know standard hydrogen occurs as a diatomic molecule but for some reason didn't connect the dots on tritium gas being diatomic too. Thanks!
     
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