Q. 26

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Book edition
4th

Author(s)
Randall D. Knight

Pages
1240 pages

ISBN
9780133942651

A rocket travels in the -direction at speed with respect to the earth. An experimenter on the rocket observes a collision between two comets and determines that the spacetime coordinates of the collision are . What are the spacetime coordinates of the collision in earth’s reference frame?

We have given that a rocket travels in the -direction at speed with respect to the earth.

The collision's spacetime coordinates are.

We have to find the spacetime coordinates of the collision in earth’s reference frame.

We have,

Lorentz transformation in Earth's frame yields:

Therefore,

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