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

Two cells that divide on earth each 10s start a travel to the Sun at v = 0.85c (Distance earth-sun: 1.5·10^11 m). How many cells should exist when the rocket they travel in carshes with the Sun?

2. Relevant equations

Time dilation: t=t_{0}/sqrt[1-v^{2}]

being t_{0}the time from a 'rest' sytem.

3. The attempt at a solution

My results are:

10 seconds on earth mean 18.9 seconds on the rocket, due to time dilation, thus it will be less divisions by the time a person on earth watches the rocket crashes with the Sun. So:

2^{59}cells (From system Earth) = 5,77·10^{17}cells

2^{32}cells (From system Rocket) = 4 294 967 296 cells

Is this correct? Thank you.

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# Homework Help: Time dilation of cells

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