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Light speed

  1. Sep 10, 2011 #1
    a relativistically moving body passes through much more field energy than a slow moving body per unit time. Does all that field energy have anything to do with the slowing of time in the fast moving object?
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2011 #2
    Cutting absolute background field lines...?
    That begins to sound like an aether field which should not be measurable in any inertial reference frame.

    Or what kind of field are you thinking?

    Maybe a relativistically moving inertial reference frame would "see" any field lines in such a way as to appear locally "correct" and without conflict from other reference frames' views?
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 #3

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    No. Time dilation is a reciprocal process. Your relativisically moving body sees time dilation in the slow moving body just like the slow moving body sees it in the fast moving body. Neither body notices any slowing of time for themself. This is true no matter what field energy or lack thereof is present.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2011 #4
    ghwell...good way to explain it....!!!

    I would have said "no, time dilation and length contraction are a function of relative velocity not energy".
     
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