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Homework Help: Special relativity

  1. Mar 19, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    -------------->Va Vb<---------------

    -------------------------------------------- Stationary frame ref C

    An observer using the frame Ref A, calculate the length of ship B and the time it takes for the whole of ship B to pass by the whole of ship A. Answer as a multiple of ΔtA.

    2. Relevant equations
    [itex]L_{0}=\gamma L[/itex]
    [itex]\delta T=\gamma\delta T_{0}[/itex]

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think that [itex]\frac{L_{A}}{\gamma}=L_{C}[/itex] but this is where I'm stuck... how do I find the time using what little i have?
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