Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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Chapter 37 - Relativity - Problems: 3b

Answer

No, it doesn't matter if you travel in a straight line.

Work Step by Step

The time dilation equations we used in problem 3a had no variables that depended on the direction. As long as there is a relative speed between the two reference frames, the resulting time dilation will be the same regardless of the path taken.
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