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D. Rice



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Light collision Reply with quote

Klatu wrote:
Hey Fred C.!

Since you have some laser experience, could you speculate on this conundrum?

...Any ideas or actual results?

K



I second the motion. How bout it Fred? What happens when two lasers are fired at one another? Just wondering...

D.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:23 am    Post subject: two lasers fired at each other at the same time. Reply with quote

The Lorentz transforms are derived with thought experiments in which at t=0, both observers are at x=0. Thereafter, t is the time at which the stationary observer measures x using his theoretical grid. There is no look-back time in this measurement. It is required that v=x/t. Then, when you divide the transform for x` by the transform for t`, you find that v`=x/t=v. This is why both observers use the same Lorentz factor. The velocity is the same from both points of view. Now, if you substitute the required truth that x=v*t into the transform for t`, the formula can be simplified to: t`=t*(1-v2/c2)1/2. Evaluation of the published time transform with a correct set of values yields the same value as: t`=t*(1-v2/c2)1/2. The 'failure of simultaneity' is not caused or evaluated by this Lorentz transform. It is caused by the photons unable to exsits in the same field at the same time.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: two lasers fired at each other at the same time. Reply with quote

uncontrolable wrote:
The 'failure of simultaneity' is not caused or evaluated by this Lorentz transform. It is caused by the photons unable to exsits in the same field at the same time.


The technological implications, alone, are quite staggering.

Watson . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: The Sound Of Power Reply with quote

Klatu wrote:
The angle of collision has alot to due the successful outcome of a collision at this speed.


Nope.

Sorry, Einstein. You got it wrong on all counts. The angle of the dangle has nothing to do with anything.

The Ford disintegrates. The Chevy, on the other hand, drives off victorious, waiting to collide another day.
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