 39.1: (i) Does the speed of an electron have an upper limit? (a) yes, the...
 39.2: A spacecraft zooms past the Earth with a constant velocity. An obse...
 39.3: As a car heads down a highway traveling at a speed v away from a gr...
 39.4: A spacecraft built in the shape of a sphere moves past an observer ...
 39.5: An astronaut is traveling in a spacecraft in outer space in a strai...
 39.6: You measure the volume of a cube at rest to be V0. You then measure...
 39.7: Two identical clocks are set side by side and synchronized. One rem...
 39.8: The following three particles all have the same total energy E: (a)...
 39.9: Which of the following statements are fundamental postulates of the...
 39.10: A distant astronomical object (a quasar) is moving away from us at ...
 39.11: It is said that Einstein, in his teenage years, asked the question,...
 39.12: (i) An object is placed at a position p . f from a concave mirror a...
 39.13: With regard to reference frames, how does general relativity differ...
 39.14: Two identical clocks are in the same house, one upstairs in a bedro...
 39.15: A supertrain with a proper length of 100 m travels at a speed of 0....
 39.16: The average lifetime of a pi meson in its own frame of reference (i...
 39.17: An astronomer on the Earth observes a meteoroid in the southern sky...
 39.18: A cube of steel has a volume of 1.00 cm3 and a mass of 8.00 g when ...
 39.19: A spacecraft with a proper length of 300 m passes by an observer on...
 39.20: A spacecraft with a proper length of Lp passes by an observer on th...
 39.21: A light source recedes from an observer with a speed vS that is sma...
 39.22: Review. In 1963, astronaut Gordon Cooper orbited the Earth 22 times...
 39.23: Police radar detects the speed of a car (Fig. P39.23) as follows. M...
 39.24: The identical twins Speedo and Goslo join a migration from the Eart...
 39.25: An atomic clock moves at 1 000 km/h for 1.00 h as measured by an id...
 39.26: Review. An alien civilization occupies a planet circling a brown dw...
 39.27: A red light flashes at position x R 5 3.00 m and time t R 5 1.00 3 ...
 39.28: Shannon observes two light pulses to be emitted from the same locat...
 39.29: A moving rod is observed to have a length of , 5 2.00 m and to be o...
 39.30: A rod moving with a speed v along the horizontal direction is obser...
 39.31: Keilah, in reference frame S, measures two events to be simultaneou...
 39.32: Figure P39.32 shows a jet of material (at the upper right) being ej...
 39.33: An enemy spacecraft moves away from the Earth at a speed of v 5 0.8...
 39.34: A spacecraft is launched from the surface of the Earth with a veloc...
 39.35: A rocket moves with a velocity of 0.92c to the right with respect t...
 39.36: Calculate the momentum of an electron moving with a speed of (a) 0....
 39.37: An electron has a momentum that is three times larger than its clas...
 39.38: Show that the speed of an object having momentum of magnitude p and...
 39.39: (a) Calculate the classical momentum of a proton traveling at 0.990...
 39.40: The speed limit on a certain roadway is 90.0 km/h. Suppose speeding...
 39.41: A golf ball travels with a speed of 90.0 m/s. By what fraction does...
 39.42: The nonrelativistic expression for the momentum of a particle, p 5 ...
 39.43: An unstable particle at rest spontaneously breaks into two fragment...
 39.44: Determine the energy required to accelerate an electron from (a) 0....
 39.45: An electron has a kinetic energy five times greater than its rest e...
 39.46: Protons in an accelerator at the Fermi National Laboratory near Chi...
 39.47: A proton moves at 0.950c. Calculate its (a) rest energy, (b) total ...
 39.48: (a) Find the kinetic energy of a 78.0kg spacecraft launched out of...
 39.49: A proton in a highenergy accelerator moves with a speed of c/2. Us...
 39.50: Show that for any object moving at less than onetenth the speed of...
 39.51: The total energy of a proton is twice its rest energy. Find the mom...
 39.52: Consider electrons accelerated to a total energy of 20.0 GeV in the...
 39.53: When 1.00 g of hydrogen combines with 8.00 g of oxygen, 9.00 g of w...
 39.54: In a nuclear power plant, the fuel rods last 3 yr before they are r...
 39.55: The power output of the Sun is 3.85 3 1026 W. By how much does the ...
 39.56: A gamma ray (a highenergy photon) can produce an electron (e2) and...
 39.57: A spaceship of mass 2.40 3 106 kg is to be accelerated to a speed o...
 39.58: Show that the energymomentum relationship in Equation 39.27, E 2 5 ...
 39.59: The rest energy of an electron is 0.511 MeV. The rest energy of a p...
 39.60: Consider a car moving at highway speed u. Is its actual kinetic ene...
 39.61: A pion at rest (mp 5 273me) decays to a muon (mm 5 207me) and an an...
 39.62: An unstable particle with mass m 5 3.34 3 10227 kg is initially at ...
 39.63: Massive stars ending their lives in supernova explosions produce th...
 39.64: Massive stars ending their lives in supernova explosions produce th...
 39.65: Review. A global positioning system (GPS) satellite moves in a circ...
 39.66: An electron has a speed of 0.750c. (a) Find the speed of a proton t...
 39.67: The net nuclear fusion reaction inside the Sun can be written as 41...
 39.68: Why is the following situation impossible? On their 40th birthday, ...
 39.69: A Doppler weather radar station broadcasts a pulse of radio waves a...
 39.70: An object having mass 900 kg and traveling at speed 0.850c collides...
 39.71: An astronaut wishes to visit the Andromeda galaxy, making a oneway...
 39.72: A physics professor on the Earth gives an exam to her students, who...
 39.73: An interstellar space probe is launched from Earth. After a brief p...
 39.74: The equation K 5 a 1 "1 2 u2 /c 2 2 1bmc 2 gives the kinetic energy...
 39.75: Consider the astronaut planning the trip to Andromeda in 71. (a) To...
 39.76: An object disintegrates into two fragments. One fragment has mass 1...
 39.77: The cosmic rays of highest energy are protons that have kinetic ene...
 39.78: Spacecraft I, containing students taking a physics exam, approaches...
 39.79: Review. Around the core of a nuclear reactor shielded by a large po...
 39.80: The motion of a transparent medium influences the speed of light. T...
 39.81: Imagine that the entire Sun, of mass MS , collapses to a sphere of ...
 39.82: Why is the following situation impossible? An experimenter is accel...
 39.83: An alien spaceship traveling at 0.600c toward the Earth launches a ...
 39.84: (a) Prepare a graph of the relativistic kinetic energy and the clas...
 39.85: An observer in a coasting spacecraft moves toward a mirror at speed...
 39.86: An observer in a coasting spacecraft moves toward a mirror at speed...
 39.87: A 57Fe nucleus at rest emits a 14.0keV photon. Use conservation of...
 39.88: A particle with electric charge q moves along a straight line in a ...
 39.89: The creation and study of new and very massive elementary particles...
 39.90: Suppose our Sun is about to explode. In an effort to escape, we dep...
 39.91: Owen and Dina are at rest in frame S9, which is moving at 0.600c wi...
Solutions for Chapter 39: Relativity
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