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Unformatted text preview: However this would not be noticeable by counting your pulse in beats per minute kept by a clock traveling with you, because the time dilation slows down the ticking of the clock along with your heart rate. So as you measure it, your heart rate remains the same as at rest. 11. Among the planets Mars, Mercury and Venus, which one takes the shortest time to make a complete circuit of the zodiac? Arrange the next two in order of increasing time period. What does this order tell us about the locations of the three planets relative to the earth? Mercury (3 months) has the shortest zodiac circuit period. Then it goes Venus (7 months), and Mars (23) months. The Greeks rationalized that the fastest ones were the nearest in proximity to earth pg 283. This rational was later changed as its meaning became clearer through further inquiry....
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course PHYS 1203 taught by Professor Padamsee, h during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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