I am new to this matter, but I was reading a problem about how as the muon travels at .98c, that it's half life is increased by an approximate factor of 5.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What I have trouble with is when using the Lorentz transform, why time dilation is calculated in the moving system at the same X and V so that the term VX/C^2 goes out, giving us a simple form, when it would seem that if the muon was going at .98 speed of light that it would move through space.

Thus, how do you keep these things straight, and get these simple results? Thank you, bob

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# Lorentz transform and muon half-life, Help, please!

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