2. When travelling in space, a ship (length 1000m in its rest frame) passes an identical ship, which is at rest(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

relative to Earth. The captain of the moving ship decides to measure the speed of her ship. She looks out of

a window and uses her clock to measure the time between the moments when the head and the tail of the

other ship pass. The result of the measurement is 1 μs. Calculate the speed of the “moving” ship relative to

Earth.

Attempted using both Lorentz transformations and time dilation/length contraction formulas. Tried to solve simultaneously but equation turned out to be ridiculously complex for an introductory physics course question.

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