•• A ladder 5.0 m long leans against a wall inside a spaceship. From the point of view of a person on the ship, the base of the ladder is 3.0 m from the wall, and the top of the ladder is 4.0 m above the floor. The spaceship moves past the Earth with a speed of 0.90c in a direction parallel to the floor of the ship. Find the angle the ladder makes with the floor as seen by an observer on Earth.
Solution 33 P:
Step 1 of 1:-
Here, we have to find the angle that the ladder makes with the floor seen by the observer.
The length of my friend’s spaceship in his frame is,
The vertical length will be invariant, but the horizontal length base will be contracted.