A red light flashes at position x R = 3.00 m and time t R = 1.00× 10 −9 s, and a blue light flashes at x B = 5.00 m and t B = 9.00 × 10 −2 s, all measured in the S reference frame. Reference frame S′ moves uniformly to the right and has its origin at the same point as S at t = t ′ = 0. Both flashes are observed to occur at the same place in S′. (a) Find the relative speed between S and S′. (b) Find the location of the two flashes in frame S′. (c) At what time does the red flash occur in the S′ frame?

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A red light flashes at position xR = 3.00 m and time tR = 1.00× 10−9 s, and a blue light flashes at xB = 5.00 m and tB = 9.00 × 10−2 s, all measured in the S reference frame. Reference frame S′ moves uniformly to the right and has its origin at the same point as S at t = t′ = 0. Both flashes are observed to occur at the same place in S′. (a) Find the relative speed between S and S′. (b) Find the location of the two flashes in frame S′. (c) At what time does the red flash occur in the S′ frame?

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