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Unformatted text preview: 6 The two events in frame S occur in the order: Frst 1, then 2. However, in frame S where t 2 < 0, they occur in the reverse order: Frst 2, then 1. We note that the distances x 2 x 1 and x 2 x 1 are larger than how far light can travel during the respective times ( c ( t 2 t 1 ) = 1 . 2 km and c | t 2 t 1 | 750 m), so that no inconsistencies arise as a result of the order reversal (that is, no signal from event 1 could arrive at event 2 or vice versa)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.
- Fall '08