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can both time dilation and length contraction occur for the same observer??? i dont think it is possible since then c=reduced length/increased time which is impossible(since c is constant)... Am i wrong?
Yes, they can and they do. You're mixing up the two different observers' times and distances.can both time dilation and length contraction occur for the same observer??? i dont think it is possible since then c=reduced length/increased time which is impossible(since c is constant)... Am i wrong?
First off, I'd like to congratulate you for getting the definition of Time Dilation correct. A lot of people think that both time and length are reduced by the same amount and so they cancel out permitting the speed of light to remain at c for moving objects (they think). It's good that you see the problem.can both time dilation and length contraction occur for the same observer??? i dont think it is possible since then c=reduced length/increased time which is impossible(since c is constant)... Am i wrong?