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Old Jun 18th 2013, 04:05 AM   #1
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Relativity - laboratory reference frame

Hi everyone, I'm new in here and I need some help to figure out this problem.

A cosmic ray travels at a velocity v = 0.999c. The estimated life span in it's own frame reference is T = 1,22 * 10^-6 s
Using the laboratory reference frame, how can I calculate the the average life span of the cosmic rays that travel at the speed of v=0,999c? and the distance traveled?

This is a simple problem but I can't figure it out quite well, can anyone give me some clues?
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Old Jun 18th 2013, 04:44 AM   #2
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You might be interested in this article and the section "Lorentz transformation for frames in standard configuration." Once you get the time, how do you go about finding the distance traveled?

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