By Prof. Theodore Frankel, Physics
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6 c along the X-axis relative to frame S, the two events occur at the same place. 25 ç 20 è ø÷ c2 In S¢, the events are (0, 0) and (0, 16 s). In S¢, the time interval between the two events is 16s. This result could have been derived from time dilation or from invariance of ds2. Example 3 In an inertial frame S event A occurs at x = 0 at t = 0 and event B occurs at x = 20 c and t = 12 s. Find a frame S¢ in which the two events are simultaneous. Solution In frame S, ds2 = (x2 – x1)2 – c2(t2 – t1)2 = (20 c)2 = c2(12)2 = 256 c2.
2) becomes \ or x¢ = ct¢ ... (3) or x¢ = ct¢ + d¢ say ... (4) vx ¢ ö æ G(x¢ + vt¢) = cG ç t ¢ + ÷ + d è c2 ø or x¢ = ct¢ + d v æ G 1- ö è cø Eqns. (3) and (4) show that in S¢ the pulses travel with speed c (as they should) and the distance between them is æ v2 ö d ç1 ÷ è c2 ø d d¢ = = v æ1 - v ö G æ1 - ö è cø è cø 1/2 æ c + vö =dç è c - v ø÷ 1/2 Example 10 A rigid rod of length L makes an angle q with the X-axis of the system in which it is at rest in the X – Y plane. Show that for an observer moving with respect to the rod with speed v along the positive X-direction; the apparent length L¢ and the angle q ¢ are given by 1/2 é æ cos q ö 2 ù L¢ = L ê ç + sin 2 q ú ; tanq ¢ = G tanq ÷ ëê è G ø ûú 30 A Primer of Special Relativity Solution Suppose the rod is at rest in frame S as shown in Fig.
1(a). Let us see what it means to observer in S and S¢ when we say that clocks in S and S¢ are synchronized to read t = t¢ = 0 at the instant origins O and O¢ coincide. Of course from the point of view of observer S , all the clocks in his frame are synchronized. However, v ö æ he finds that clocks in frame S¢ show a time given by t¢ = G ç t x ÷ which reduces to (when t = 0) è c2 ø v x. c2 Hence the clocks read different times depending on their location. Clocks to the left of origin (x is negative) are ahead (t¢ > 0) and those to the right are behind (t¢ < 0).
Gravitational Curvature: An Introduction to Einstein's Theory by Prof. Theodore Frankel, Physics