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Length Contraction in Relativity

As the drawing shows, a carpenter on a space station has constructed a 30.0 degree ramp. A rocket moves past the space station with a relative speed of 0.73c in a direction parallel to side y. After a while the same rocket moves past the space station with the same relative speed of 0.73c but in a direction parallel to side x. What does a person aboard the rocket measure for the angle of the ramp in the two cases?

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Angle of the ramp in the rest frame = 30 deg, v = 0.730c

(Case 1)

There is length contraction only along y.

The apparent length of y = y * sqrt[1 - ...

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Angle of the ramp in the rest frame = 30 deg, v = 0.730c
(Case 1) There is length contraction ...
(Case 2) There is length contraction ...

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