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Problem: You are a passenger on a spaceship. As the speed of the spaceship increases, you would observe that a. the length of your spaceship is getting longer. b. the length of your spaceship is getting shorter. c. the length of your spaceship is not changing.

FREE Expert Solution

For all speeds, the relative speed of the spaceship relative to the passenger is zero.

This is because the passenger is on the spaceship.

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Problem Details

You are a passenger on a spaceship. As the speed of the spaceship increases, you would observe that

a. the length of your spaceship is getting longer.

b. the length of your spaceship is getting shorter.

c. the length of your spaceship is not changing.