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# The rockets of the Goths and the Huns are each 1000 m long

## Problem 36.26 Chapter 36

Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach, Standard Edition (Chs 1-36) | 4th Edition

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Problem 36.26

The rockets of the Goths and the Huns are each 1000 m long in their rest frame. The rockets pass each other, virtually touching, at a relative speed of 0.8c. The Huns have a laser cannon at the rear of their rocket that fires a deadly laser beam perpendicular to the rockets motion. The captain of the Huns wants to send a threatening message to the Goths by firing a shot across their bow. He tells his first mate, The Goths rocket is length contracted to 600 m. Fire the laser cannon at the instant the tail of their rocket passes the nose of ours. The laser beam will cross 400 m in front of them. But things are different in the Goths reference frame. The Goth captain muses, The Huns rocket is length contracted to 600 m, 400 m shorter than our rocket. If they fire as the nose of their ship passes the tail of ours, the lethal laser beam will pass right through our side. The first mate on the Huns rocket fires as ordered. Does the laser beam blast the Goths or not?

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Physics Week 2 Electric field­ force per unit charge E = F/q Similar to g =F/m Direction depends on charge From a positive charge, the electric field points out From a negative charge, the electric field points in Force depends on the interaction between two charges (repulsion or attraction) If q is positive,...

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