A particle lives for a short time before breaking apart into other particles. Suppose it is moving at a speed of 0.996c, and an observer who is stationary in a laboratory measures the particle's lifetime to be 3.00 10-8 s.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What is the lifetime according to a hypothetical person who is riding along with the particle?

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried

t=t(0)/(1-v2/c2)^1/2

where t=3.00 10-8s and i'm finding t(0) proper.

my answer is 3 10-9 which is wrong. what am I doing wrong?

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# Homework Help: Time Dilation

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