Your friend flies from Los Angeles to New York. She carries an accurate stopwatch with her to measure the flight time. You and your assistants on the ground also measure the flight time.
a. Identify the two events associated with this measurement.
b. Who, if anyone, measures the proper time?
c. Who, if anyone, measures the shorter flight time?
(a) The graph is given below
(b) The time is
(c) Person and Observer measure shorter time
Event 1 In S' frame when friend flies from Los Angeles to New York think that
she is in rest and observer on earth moves.
Event 2 Observer on earth observes her friend moving in S frame.
Now Let l distance travelled by flight from Los Angeles to New York.
Time dilation in S frame (In earth of frame)
Time dilation in S' frame
So, we can conclude that moving frame measure shorter time
moving clocks run slow and measure time factor
So, Observer on earth measure proper time and proper length.
Person in flight or Observer in S' frame will measure shorter time.
94% of StudySmarter users get better grades.Sign up for free