The image shows a stationary clock and a clock located on a rocket moving at constant velocity.
Both clocks click when a photon bounces.
- Change the rocket's speed (as a percentage of the speed of light)
- Restart both clocks with the Reset button
- See the "Version of the applet with length contraction"
Explain what you observe.
Does rocket velocity affect it?
Analyse the version of the applet that does not ignore length contraction. How do they differ?
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|% of the speed of light|
|This version of the applet ignored one relativistic effect: length contraction.|
|Version of the applet with length contraction|
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