Time Dilation Formula

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Time Dilation Formula Time in the moving frame as measured by observer in rest frame Time you measure on your watch and time you measure on your friends watch is different if your friend is moving relative to you Also known as the gamma factor Time will appear to pass more slowly in a moving object by an amount depending on its speed Time almost halts for objects nearing the speed of light Length Contraction Train moves with velocity v relative to the platform To the observer on the platform the train take L=vt to move past the rod But to the observer in the train the rod is moving to the left with speed v, and the rod takes a time t to move past the train As viewed from a moving frame, the length of the rod is shorter than it is in the frame at which it’s at rest Mass Increase Because of time dilation: a force applied to a rapidly moving object produces less acceleration than if the object were motionless
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course ASTRO 2 taught by Professor Corcoran during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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