« on: 28/06/2022 01:44:51 »
Hi.But when looking at my scenario, SR seems to give two different answers. Since either object can be considered the object at rest, then each scientist is going to get a different answer.That each scientist is going to end up with a different description of this universe from using special relativity.Yes, exactly this sort of thing does happen.
There are some questions you can ask which are going to be frame dependant - they have answers but the answers will depend on the frame of reference you have chosen.
For example, the question "is object A moving?" is something that the two scientists will not agree on. Hopefully they will know the answer is frame dependant so they will answer more cautiously: "Well, no, not in this frame of reference anyway".
Fortunately, there are some questions that can be asked and answered more objectively: "Will the two objects collide" is something that both scientists will agree on.