Unformatted text preview: at the exact middle of the rocket and the x’ axis along the rocket’s length. At t’=0 he ignites a flashbulb at O’. (a) Write down the coordinates , and , for the arrival of the light at the front and back of the rocket. (b) Now consider the same experiment as observed in a frame S relative to which the rocket is traveling at speed v (with S and S’ arranged in the standard configuration). Use the Lorentz transformation to find the coordinates , and , of the arrival of the two signals. Explain clearly why the two times are not equal in frame S, although they were in S’. (This illustrates how two events that are simultaneous in S’ are not necessarily simultaneous in S.) 6. Beiser (textbook), Chapter 1, Exercise 16....
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 Physics, Work, Special Relativity, 2L, Lorentz Transformation, length contraction results

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