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SpecialRelativityPracticeProblem3Solution

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TheHareandtheTortoise1Solution
Boththehareandthetortoisethinkthattheywon.
Ifyoufollowthelineofsimultaneityofthehare,thespacetimepointoftheharecrossingthefinishlineis
simultaneouswithaspacetimepointonthetortoise'strajectorywhichisonlyabouttwothirdsofthewaytoits
finishline.Sointhehare'sframeofreference,itwontherace.
Theexactsameargumentappliestothetortoise'sframeofreferencesoittoothinksitwontherace.
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