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- Homework Statement
- Please see attached image

with distance between planets as 4x10^8m measured by you on the ship

- Relevant Equations
- t' = γ(t - ux/c^2)

with distance between planets as 4x10^8m measured by you on the ship

My attempt:

t' = γ(t - ux/c^2)

γ = 5/3

u = 0.8c

t = 0.9s

x = 4x10^8m

answer is: -0.278

Therefore not possible

My question is what if we traveled rightwards, from p2 to p1, would the answer change?

Should my above information make u = -0.8c instead of +?Thank you

My attempt:

t' = γ(t - ux/c^2)

γ = 5/3

u = 0.8c

t = 0.9s

x = 4x10^8m

answer is: -0.278

Therefore not possible

My question is what if we traveled rightwards, from p2 to p1, would the answer change?

Should my above information make u = -0.8c instead of +?Thank you