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Basic time dilation

  1. Jul 26, 2010 #1
    Sorry, this is a very novice question.

    If I was floating in space and saw a spaceship go past at (0.75)^0.5, would every 2 seconds for me, be one second to the spaceship?
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  3. Jul 26, 2010 #2

    Doc Al

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    Something like that. You and the spaceship would observe each other's clocks to operate slowly by a factor of 2. So you would conclude that during the time the spaceship clock recorded 1 second passing, your clock would record 2 seconds. (And the spaceship observer would conclude the same thing about your clock.)
  4. Jul 26, 2010 #3
    awsome : ) thanks for the reply
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