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Video camera links in Special Relativity

  1. Nov 21, 2009 #1
    There's a video camera at a railway station. It can see the driver in the front of a fast moving train going past in the distance. Another camera is on the train itself, again filming that driver. v= (whatever it is)? so that gamma = 3

    The train's own camera is filming the driver making a coffee, and he knows it takes him exactly one minute to do so. This guy's video is transmitted to the railway station.

    The station camera films the same scene for itself, but naturally observes that the pilot took 3 minutes to make the coffee.

    1) Is there any difference between the 2 video images when they're fed into a monitor at the railway station.

    2) If the video that was made inside the train and transmitted to the station is then re-transmitted back to the train, what will the train driver see, Will he see himself time dilated in his own film. If so, then by what factor ? ie 0, 3, 6 or 9
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