A4_7 Tipler in my back pocket

Peter Millington-Hotze, Elsa Monget, Alex Blewitt, Josh Finn, Joshua Ford


This paper determines the speed needed for an observer to travel at for them to believe that the book Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Tipler and Mosca could fit into an average sized back pocket, due to special relativitic effects. This value was then compared to the speed needed for The Elizabeth Tower to fit in one's back pocket. The speeds determined were 0.619197 +- 1.04*10^-3 c
and 0.998886 +- 2.34*10^-6 c for Tipler and The Elizabeth Tower respectively.

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