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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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The diameter of the solar system is light hours. A spaceship crosses the solar system in hours, as measured on earth. How long, in hours, does the passage take according to passengers on the spaceship?

In hours does the passage take according to passengers on the spaceship.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Given Information 

We need to find time, in hours, does the passage take according to passengers on the spaceship.

Step 2: Simplify

The rocket's velocity is given as :

So, the time measured from earth is :

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