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If two lightning bolts hit exactly the same place at

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 14E

If two lightning bolts hit exactly the same place at exactly the same time in one frame of reference, is it possible that observers in other frames will see the bolts hitting at different times or at different places?

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Solution 14E Step 1 of 1 : No, it is not possible. If we consider the striking of lightning as an event. If the two events are simultaneous, how we can determine the simultaneity of such events. As long as the two events occur at same time at same place, for all the observers in all the inertial frame of reference; the events occurs simultaneously. This may differ when we think about the order of events which are occurring in different places.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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