World Science Scholars
6.9 Relativity of Simultaneity

Relativity of Simultaneity Problem II

Two rockets are located at the midpoint between two planets, called Planet Left and Planet Right. There is no relative motion between either of the two planets or the rockets. The pilots decide to have a race. Each pilot will head toward one of the planets and whoever arrives at their planet first wins. The pilot who heads for Planet Left is called Pilot Left and the pilot who heads for Planet Right is called Pilot Right. If the rockets are identical and each pilot sets his or her respective speed to the same setting, v, determine the following:

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