# Muon Experiment

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# Muon Experiment

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# Muon Experiment

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# Muon Experiment

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# Muon Experiment

 In the muon experiment, the relativistic approach yields agreement with experiment and is greatly different from the non-relativistic result. Note that the muon and ground frames do not agree on the distance and time, but they agree on the final result. One observer sees time dilation, the other sees length contraction, but neither sees both.
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# Muon Experiment

The calculation will be considered from the Earth frame of reference. The length is then unaffected since it is in the Earth frame. You may substitute values for the height and the muon speed in the calculation below.

Length L0 = x 10^ meters.

If the muon speed is v = c

then the relativity factor is g =

The time-dilated halflife is x 10^ seconds.

The time to reach the Earth is t = L0/v = x 10^ seconds.

This is halflives,

leaving a population of out of a million.

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