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Why isnt it working? Time Dilation

  1. Sep 20, 2004 #1

    v= D/t = DA (R)/tA(R) = c(k*k-1)/k*k+1)

    Which gives the relativistic doppler shift formula
    k = sqrt((1+v/c)/(1-v/c))
    So from this we should be able to find the time dilation with
    (1+k*k)/(2*k) = 1/sqrt(1-v/c)
    Anyone have any ideas why?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 21, 2004 #2
    No idea what you're trying to do here. Can you give a physical context, or at least explain some notation?
  4. Sep 21, 2004 #3
    Nevermind, i found out my formula was wrong, it was just the maths i stuffed up.

    rather than

    (1+k*k)/(2*k) = 1/sqrt(1-v/c)

    it should be

    (1+k*k)/(2*k) = 1/sqrt(1-v^2/c^2)
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