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Homework Help: Speed of light viewed by stationary observer

  1. May 13, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Describe what happens to an object traveling close to the speed of light from
    the point of view of a stationary observer.
    (Hint--there are three differences).

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I just don't understand what it means by there being three differences?
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  3. May 13, 2010 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    It is asking what characteristics differ (and how they differ) from that of the same object viewed in the observer's own frame ( or in a frame moving at non-relativistic speeds relative to the observer).

    Unless one is talking about such things as colour, I can only think of two things that are different.

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