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Lorenz Transformation

  1. Sep 21, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A clock is moving past us at speed [tex]v=\frac{c}{2}[/tex] reads [tex]t^{'}=0[/tex] when our clock read t=0. Using the Lorentz tranformation, find out what our clock will read when the moving clock reads 10s.


    2. Relevant equations
    [tex]t=\gamma(x^{'}+\frac{Vt^{'}}{c^{2}})[/tex]


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Alright so I know I have this one wrong if I use the equation for time dilation I get 11.5 seconds and it is correct, but I am having trouble using the lorenz transformation to get the same answer. For [tex]x^{'}[/tex] I am using the equation Vt=x and get 5cs (light seconds), but I am ending up with a t=14. seconds.
    I have some small silly disconnect somewhere. Help?
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
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  3. Sep 21, 2009 #2
    our clocks will read 0. What does the question really say?
     
  4. Sep 21, 2009 #3
    that s wasnt real sorry and fixed the rest of the problem should be a little better now
     
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