Suppose two relativistic rockets A and B are headed towards each other. When the noses meet, rocket A and an earthbound observer set x=t=0. Let T be the time, relative to the earthbound observer, that the tails of the rockets meet. Why is it not the case that the time that the tails meet relative to rocket A is [tex]\gamma[/tex]T ?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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