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Unformatted text preview: t' x' C B A Q BC = (v/c) x/c CP = QP/ γ t x P O OA = OQ/ γ AB = vt x' = OQ t' = QP 7 t' x' C B A Q BC = (v/c) x/c CP = QP/ γ t x P O OA = OQ/ γ AB = vt 8 t' x' t x P O B Q 9 t' x' t x P O B Q Consider u' x 10 Similarly, we arrive at t' x' t x P O B Q When u << c, we recover Galilean relativity 11 The temporal separation of events depends on the path taken between them and is greatest for an inertial, i.e., nonaccelerating, path Superluminal travel in a simplyconnected spacetime would lead to temporal paradoxes The addition of velocities always yields a value less than the speed of light...
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 Special Relativity, Ann, Ann’s Worldline, Lorentz Transformation Velocity

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