Relativity of Simultaneity in Minkowski Diagram
This section provides a demonstration of the relativity of simultaneity phenomenon using a Minkowski diagram.
Minkowski diagram can also be used to demonstrate the relativity of simultaneity phenomenon.
Let's follow another simple thought experiment described below:
- Amy stays in frame moving at a speed of v=0.6*c relative to Bob's frame.
- Amy observes two events A, (X',cT')=(2,2), and B, (X',cT')=(6,2), occurred simultaneously at the same time of cT'=2
seconds on her clock.
- However, Bob observes events A, (X,cT)=(4,4), and B, (X,cT)=(9,7), occurred at different times of 4 and 7 seconds
based on the Minkowski diagram given below.
So simultaneity is relative to the observing frame.
Last update: 2014.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction of Space
Introducion of Frame of Reference
Introducion of Time
Introduction of Speed
Newton's Laws of Motion
Introduction of Special Relativity
Time Dilation in Special Relativity
Length Contraction in Special Relativity
The Relativity of Simultaneity
Introduction of Spacetime
►Minkowski Spacetime and Diagrams
What Is Minkowski Spacetime?
Events Interval and Relations
What Is Lorentz Transformation?
What Is Minkowski Diagram?
Constancy of Speed of Light in Minkowski Diagram
Time Dilation in Minkowski Diagram
Length Contraction in Minkowski Diagram
►Relativity of Simultaneity in Minkowski Diagram
Invariant Spacetime Interval in Minkowski Diagram
Multiple Reference Frames in Minkowski Diagram
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