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  1. Michele_Laino
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    your question is related to the famous twin paradox, and time dilation

  2. Michele_Laino
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    please, see my tutorial on Special Relativity, for more details, about the time dilation: http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/55959d90e4b01def59ee5ca3

  3. Michele_Laino
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    in few words, for a person who travels to a speed near to the light speed, his time runs slowly, with respect to the time measured by a person at rest. Please note that both person measure the time in the proper reference system

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    oops.. both persons...

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    we have 2 reference systems: one is the reference system at which the persons who travels at a speed near to the light speed is a t rest, and the other is the reference system with respect to the first reference system is moving, namley here is my drawing: |dw:1437248921806:dw| the person in S sees the person in S' who travels at a speed near to the light speed

  6. Michele_Laino
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    the person is S' measures his time say t' whereas the other person in S measures his time t

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    so we have two different times

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    and, we have: t' < t

  9. Michele_Laino
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    namely: the person in S' ages more slowly than the person in S

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    ok!

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