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Old Jan 19th 2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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Question Special Relativity

Is $\displaystyle t$o always the stationary frame of reference (on earth), and $\displaystyle t$ the frame of reference moving relative to the stationary frame?

this is how my teacher explained it but I went to some websites that say the contrary.

And what if there is a question like "a man 6ft. tall boards a spaceship, that travels at .65c, how tall would he be on earths frame of reference."

what would be t and what would be to?

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