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Homework Help: Relativity - broomsticks

  1. Jan 23, 2005 #1
    you are sitting at rest on your brrom stick one day when a witch flies by at 0.25c the witch says her boomstick is 1.3 m long and yours is 1.5 m long what so you dtermine the length of these two brromsticks to be?
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    I'm not going to give you the formula (Lorentz-Fitgerald contraction),instead i'll say to apply it logically.
    So,what about your broom...??What is its length in the rest frame??(your frame)?What about the other broom?What is its length in your frame (moving frame)...??

    Daniel.
     
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