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Ch26 Worksheet - Physics 2206 Chapter 26: Relativity...

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Physics 2206 – Chapter 26: Relativity 1 Chapter 26 – Relativity 26.1 The Postulates of Special Relativity Events and Inertial Reference Frames. The Relativity Postulate. The Speed of Light Postulate
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Physics 2206 – Chapter 26: Relativity 2 26.3 The Relativity of Time: Time Dilation Time dilation. Proper time interval Please Read: Example 26.1 (Slowing the aging process) Example: Space travel. Alpha-Centauri, a nearby star in our galaxy, is 4.3 light-years away. If a rocket leaves for Alpha-Centauri and travels at a speed of v = 0.95 c relative to the earth, by how much will the passengers have aged, according to their own clock, when they reach the destination?
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3 26.4 The Relativity of Length: Length Contraction Proper Length In the previous example, will the two observers (on Earth and on the space ship) measure the same distance between Earth and Alpha Centauri? Please Read: Example 26.2 (Muon survival)
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Ch26 Worksheet - Physics 2206 Chapter 26: Relativity...

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