Module 24: Lorentz Transformation: Examples - Problem 7
Continuing on from the previous problem, now imagine that Bart has two friends, Itchy and Scratchy, equidistant from him at $x^\prime=-L^\prime /2$ and $x^\prime=L^\prime /2$, respectively, who set off their own firecrackers when the light from Bart’s firecracker reaches them. As this is happening, Lisa races by Bart on her own skateboard at speed $w$ in the positive $x^\prime$-direction.
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Lisa claims that Itchy's and Scratchy's firecrackers do not go off at the same time. Calculate the time difference between the explosions from Lisa's perspective.CorrectIncorrect
From Lisa's perspective, which explosion happened first? For practice, don't just answer the question, but instead redo the calculation from the first part of the problem using the Lorentz Transformation.CorrectIncorrect
If Lisa were moving with speed $w$ in the opposite direction, what would be the time difference between the explosions, and which would happen first?CorrectIncorrect