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This result, that all observers measure the same value c for the speed of light, is often considered an alternative to Einstein’s second postulate. This result contradicts our intuition. Our intuitive ideas about relative velocities are approximations that hold only when the speeds are very small compared with the speed of light. Even in an airplane moving at the speed of sound, it is not possible to measure the speed of light accurately enough to distinguish the difference between the results c and c + v, where v is the speed of the plane.
The travel time of light precludes him from including in his report distant events that he may have seen by eye! It is in this sense that we will be using the word observer in our discussions. , meter sticks) with a recording clock at each intersection, as illustrated in Figure 1-13. The clocks are all identical, and we, of course, want them all to read the “same time” as one another at any instant; that is, they must be synchronized. There are many ways to accomplish synchronization of the clocks, but a very straightforward way, made possible by the second postulate, is to use one of the clocks in the lattice as a standard, or reference clock.
Indd 31 Dx = g ( x 0= + vt 2= ) - g ( x 0= + vt 1= ) 11/2/11 11:05 AM 32 Chapter 1 Relativity I ct (m) 3 ct� (m) ct = 2γ 2 2 1 x� 2 (m) 1 3. The gx 0= terms cancel: 4. Since Dt9 is the proper time interval t, Equation 1-26 yields 5. 15 m 1 1 2 x (m) Figure 1-26 Spacetime diagram illustrating time dilation. The dashed line is the worldline of a light flash emitted at x9 = 0 and reflected back to that point by a mirror at x9 = 1 m. 5. 5 x� EXAMPLE 1-8 The Pregnant Elephant14 Elephants have a gestation period of 21 months.