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

In the far future, a spaceship is traveling from Earth to Saturn at 0.1c when it receives a terrorist threat. The crew learns that a bomb will go off in 3 hours. To prolong this time, the captain accelerates the ship to 0.7c. How long do they have to find the bomb now?

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\Delta[/tex]t'=[tex]\gamma[/tex][tex]\Delta[/tex]t

3. The attempt at a solution

By manipulating the equation, I solved for [tex]\Delta[/tex]t'

3/[tex]\sqrt{1-(0.7)^2}[/tex]= 4.2 hours

Where did I go wrong? Was the Lorentz transform done correctly?

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