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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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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?

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Step 1: Given Information

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.

Step 2: Simplify

We have,

Lorentz transformation in Earth's frame yields:

Therefore,

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