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Lecture03 - 1 Recap Length Contraction Cosmic Ray Muons...

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2 Recap Length Contraction Cosmic Ray Muons Spacetime Summary
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3 Postulates of Relativity Laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames The speed of light in vacuum is independent of the motion of the light source Relativity of Simultaneity Events simultaneous for one observer need not be simultaneous for another moving relative to the first
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4 If t V is the elapsed time measured by a clock moving at speed v relative to another that measures an elapsed time of t R then where
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5 Very Important Point (VIP) : By the Principle of Relativity , the time dilation effect must be perfectly symmetrical: Consider two sisters, Betty and Ann. If Betty and Ann are moving at a constant velocity relative to each other, Betty sees Ann’s clock run slower and Ann sees Betty’s clock run slower
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6 You : d Y = v t Y d P = v t P Prof Consider the measurement of the length of a table by You and your Professor who moves at speed v from A to B A B
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Prof The ratio of your
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course PHY PHY3101 taught by Professor Prosper during the Spring '10 term at FSU.

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Lecture03 - 1 Recap Length Contraction Cosmic Ray Muons...

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