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

A spaceship flies past a space station at 0.75c. Observers on the station measure the length of the ship to be 0.30 km. If the ship later docks alongside the station and its length is measured, what would this measured value be?

2. Relevant equations

d=d_{0}/[tex]\gamma[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

d_{0}=300/[tex]\sqrt{1-.75^{2}}[/tex]

d=453.557m

I think this should be right but I need someone to check for me because relativity confuses the s*** out of me..

Thanks for any help.

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# Homework Help: Relativity - Length Contraction

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