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Posted by Kerry A. Murphy on January 4, 2000 20:16:31 UTC

A rocket traveling at .3c is approaching two events (flashbulbs) A and B located at xA = 20 and xB = 30 and occurring at t = 0 then:

tA' = [0 - (.3)(20)] / [1 - .32]1/2 = - 6.3s and tB' = [0 - (.3)(30)] / [1 - .32]1/2 = - 9.4s

What does this mean? It can't mean that an observer on the rocket sees event B occur before event A can it?

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