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    An observer in a rocket moves toward a mirror at a speed 0.6 c relative to a stationary reference frame S.

    The mirror is stationary with respect to S. A light pulse emitted by the rocket travels
    toward the mirror and is reflected back to the rocket. The front of the rocket is a distance
    1.88 × 10 ^12 m from the mirror (as measured by observers in S) at the moment the light
    pulse leaves the rocket.

    v = 0.6 c
    What is the total travel time of the pulse as measured by observers in the S frame?
    Answer in units of s.

    What is the total travel time of the pulse as measured by observers in the front of the rocket?
    Answer in units of s. Note: the answer is not 9722 seconds

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    An observer in a rocket moves toward a mirror at a speed 0.6 c relative to a stationary reference frame S. The mirror is stationary with respect to S. A light pulse emitted by the rocket travels toward the mirror and is reflected back to the rocket. The front of the rocket is a distance 1.88 × 10 ^12 m from the mirror (as measured by observers in S) at the moment the light pulse leaves the rocket.
    v = 0.6 c
    What is the total travel time of ...

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