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Hi,
We are not learning this in class, but I am giving a presentation on special relativity and as part of my presentation I would like to show that time is not absolute and that if a ship moves away from the Earth for a time t at a speed v then if like 8 years pass on board the ship a greater length of time will pass on Earth due to time slowing down for the people on board the ship.
Here is the work for the calculation. Is it right? I used 8 years ship time for the example (4 years there, 4 years back) and already squared v and c before plugging them in. Any insight is appreciated.
We are not learning this in class, but I am giving a presentation on special relativity and as part of my presentation I would like to show that time is not absolute and that if a ship moves away from the Earth for a time t at a speed v then if like 8 years pass on board the ship a greater length of time will pass on Earth due to time slowing down for the people on board the ship.
Here is the work for the calculation. Is it right? I used 8 years ship time for the example (4 years there, 4 years back) and already squared v and c before plugging them in. Any insight is appreciated.
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