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05/08/09 Physics 6 - Spring 08 - G.R. Goldstein 1 Where did relativity come from? Think about rolling a ball Has speed, say 20 ft/sec Run after it at 15 ft/sec Ball recedes from runner 5 ft/sec Run as fast as ball - it stands still for runner True for any moving objects and waves Water waves (waving on water -surfers ride waves) Sound waves (waving in air pressure - supersonic planes) What about light (waves)? What is waving? Ether? Can anyone run as fast? From Frankfurt archive: http://www.th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/~jr/ physpiceinstein.html
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05/08/09 Physics 6 - Spring 08 - G.R. Goldstein 2 On the shoulders of giants Galileo (1564-1642) Newton (1642-1727) Maxwell (1831-1879)
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05/08/09 Physics 6 - Spring 08 - G.R. Goldstein 3 Review of Classical Motion Idealize - isolated particle motion Description must be quantitative. Specify measurable quantities - position and time.
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course PHY 006 taught by Professor Goldstein during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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