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Time dilation of charged projectile

  1. Jun 19, 2014 #1
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    Positively charged particle "p" is initially moving to the right between two capacitor plates.

    Is the motion of the particle to the righ a clock that time dilates, as particle accelerates upwards?
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2014 #2

    PeterDonis

    Staff: Mentor

    I'm not sure what you mean by the motion being a clock. Relative to the frame in which the plates are at rest, the particle will be increasingly time dilated, yes, since its speed relative to that frame is increasing.
     
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