FIZIKA A 19 (2010) 3 , 119-124
COORDINATE TIME HYPERBOLIC MOTIOM FOR BELL'S SPACESHIP EXPERIMENT
387 Soda Hall, UC Berkeley, U. S. A.
Received 25 November 2009; Revised manuscript received 24 July 2010
Accepted 28 July 2010 Online 24 January 2011
A simple and comprehensive solution is given for the Bell thought
experiment. Using the equations of hyperbolic motion expressed in
coordinate time, we can easily derive the distance between rockets
as a function of time, the time elapsed between rocket takeoff and
string breaking as well as the expression that gives the exact
coordinate time of string breaking.
PACS numbers: 03.30.+p
Keywords: Bell's spaceship paradox, Minkowski diagrams, hyperbolic motion