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Relativity homework problem

  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Consider Ahmad playing golf with Adam in a world whose light speed is only c = 3.40 m/s
    Ahmad, being at rest, hits a ball to a position 75 m away. Adam, riding a golf cart at constant speed 2.80 m/s relative to the golf course, passes by Ahmad the moment he hits the ball.
    a) What is the horizontal distance of the ball according to Adam?
    b) Determine the time for Adam to reach the final position of the ball according to
    (i) Adam.
    (ii) Ahmad.
    c) Is the time measured by Ahmad to similar to Adam’s? Give your reasoning.


    2. Relevant equations
    x=x' + vt
    Ux= U'x + v

    x=γ(x' + vt')
    t=γ(t' + Vx'/c2


    3. The attempt at a solution

    a) x' = γ(x - vt)
    = γ[75m - (2.8m/s)(0 s) ]
    = 132.21 m
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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