Question: In the gedanken experiment shown in Fig 26 16 two events

In the gedanken experiment shown in Fig. 26.16, two events in the same inertial reference frame O are related by cause and effect: (1) A gun at the origin fires a bullet along the x-axis with a speed of 300 m/s. (Assume that there are no gravitational or frictional forces.) (2) The bullet hits a target at x = + 300 m. Show, using qualitative arguments, that the two events cannot be viewed simultaneously by any inertial observer.

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