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Special Relativity

  1. Oct 11, 2008 #1
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  3. Oct 12, 2008 #2

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    I agree with a, b, and c1.

    I'm not sure about c2, it might be correct. I would have used the relativistic velocity-addition formulas.

    When I used to work out these kinds of problems, I would write down values of any gamma factors I calculate along the way. That saves time, not having to recalculate it when they often get used repeatedly. It's also an intermediate check, when I'd end up with a wrong answer and am tracking down where the mistake was.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2008 #3
    Yea. Velocity transformation is another way of doing it. But the answer is different. Why I cant use time dilation to calculate the relative time taken for the ball to travel in this case?
     
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