A4_5 Abolishing Height Inequality

Nabeelah Jinnah, Jack Terry, Beth Henderson, Aleisha Hogan


In this paper, we use the theory of special relativity to calculate that the tallest man recorded in
history must be moving away from the Earth at 0.97c in order to be observed on Earth as the
same height as the shortest man recorded. We also calculate that for every period of 24 hours that
passes on Earth, he will experience only 4.85 hours. Finally, we calculate that the energy needed
to accelerate him to this velocity is 4.20 x 10^20 J. We discuss the feasibility of using this method
as a means to homogenise human height.

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