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Unformatted text preview: As clock travels along its path, it continues to agree with nearby clocks. 3 Special relativity Simultaneity A B A B O O Observer O sees light from A and B arrive simultaneously, and judges sources A and B synchronized. Observer O sees light from B arrive before light from A (which correspond to B and A at the instant of the flashes). Observer O thinks that B flashed before A! v In relativistic mechanics, clocks which are synchronized in the stationary reference frame do not appear to be synchronized in a reference frame of a moving clock. By the time it has reached the end of its path, the moving clock is not longer synchronized with nearby clocks, although it is still synchronized with the clock it left behind. Relativistic...
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