Special Vs. Galilean Relativity Video Lessons

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Problem: As a high-speed spaceship flies past you at one-half the speed of light, a strobe lamp fires at the center of a room aboard the spaceship. As measured by you, the light from the strobeA. reaches point A before it reaches point B.B. reaches point B before it reaches point A.C. reaches points A and B simultaneously.D. never reaches point A.E. Not enough information is given to decide.

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As a high-speed spaceship flies past you at one-half the speed of light, a strobe lamp fires at the center of a room aboard the spaceship. As measured by you, the light from the strobe

A. reaches point A before it reaches point B.

B. reaches point B before it reaches point A.

C. reaches points A and B simultaneously.

D. never reaches point A.

E. Not enough information is given to decide.

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