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Unformatted text preview: in a passing ship, S , moving in the positive xdirection with speed v , is using coordinates ( x , t ) to describe the same event. Assume their origins coincide at t = t = 0. Write down the transformation, i.e., the relation between ( x, t ) and ( x , t ). Use intuition from everyday life, no special relativity for slow moving ships. .. b. Jacks people will try to measure the length of Janes (moving) ship using two simultaneous events occurring at: ( x 1 , t 1 ) ( x 2 , t 2 ) such that t 1 = t 2 and x 1 is noting the position of one end of the ship, while x 2 is noting the position of the other end. In Janes frame her ship is not moving. She will observe these two events separated by a distance x 2x 1 . What is this distance? Now use the transformations to gure out what t 2t 1 must be and x 2x 1 must be. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course PHYSICS 7C taught by Professor Lin during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
 Fall '08
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