Consider a train , its proper length = 375000 km , traveling at a speed of 180000 km/sec (0.6 of speed of light) relative to person (name him B)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Consider a beam of light that travels in the same direction of the train

The train traveler (name him A) will measure the train length = 375000 km , & will measure time required for light beam to travel from the back of the train to the front of the train = 1.25 second (as light travels in a speed of 300000 km/second)

B will measure the length of the train = 300000 km (as length contraction occurs) , & will measure time required for light beam to travel from the back of the train to the front of the train = 1.5625 second (as time dilation occurs for time of A)

B will measure the distance that light beam traveled = 180000 * 1.5625 (the distance that train traveled) + 300000 (the length of train as B measured it) = 281250 + 300000 = 581250 km (B will measure that light travels this distance at 1.5625 second) i.e. B will measure the speed of light = 372000 km/second

Does this prove that light speed is not constant for all observers?

Thanks

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