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Simultaneity

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Richard Datwyler

on 7 March 2017

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Simultaneity
The concept of Simultaneity is reference frame dependent. What seems simultaneous in one frame is not simultaneous in another.
In working through these different reference frames it is good to draw a picture that is outside the frames in question. One that doesn't take any time for information to reach.
Try to determine in this outside frame what happened 'first' and let that be time = zero. Then run everything off of that time to figure out the course of events for other reference frames.
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5000m
8602 m
The person at the bottom of the screen sees lightning strike the tree at the right, then 4 microseconds later sees it strike the tree at the left. What do the people under the tree see?
t = 0
t =32.67 - 23.33 = 9.34
t = 32.67
t = 28.67
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5000m
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The person by the left tree sees simultaneous, what does the bottom person see?
The person by the left tree sees simultaneous, what does the bottom person see?
t = 0
t =16.67
t = 23.333+16.667=40
t = 28.67+16.67 = 45.33
t = 28.67
t = 0
t =16.67
t = 40 - 28.67 = 11.3
t = 23.33
t = 45.33 - 23.33 = 22
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