Clocks in Different Relativistic Inertial Frames

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Jill is at rest, and Zak is on a train moving with velocity such that . Jill and Zak each have a set of clocks, and in their respective rest frames the clocks all appear to be set at , spaced 1 m apart. At the point in spacetime shown, the middle clocks are aligned at the same location and time . You can see how Jill perceives her clocks compared to Zak's clock and vice versa.

Contributed by: Lauren Cooper (March 2020)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



This Demonstration is based on an 8.20 MIT problem set, from Independent Activities Period 2020 under the instruction of Professor Markus Klute.

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