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mangaroosh
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Feb7-12, 06:43 PM
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Relativity of Simultaneity


Quote Quote by DaleSpam View Post
Relativity of simultaneity is a particular feature of the Lorentz transform (in units where c=1):
[itex]t'=\gamma (t-vx)[/itex]
[itex]x'=\gamma(x-vt)[/itex]

Here is a transform which has length contraction and time dilation, but not the relativity of simultaneity:
[itex]t'=\gamma (t)[/itex]
[itex]x'=\gamma(x-vt)[/itex]

Here is a transform which has the relativity of simultaneity, but not length contraction or time dilation:
[itex]t'=t-vx[/itex]
[itex]x'=x-vt[/itex]
thanks Dalespam; I think you mentioned that before. I don't fully understand it from that, but all information is helpful