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recitation14-solutions - Physics 2760 1 Which one of the...

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Physics 2760 1. Which one of the following systems constitutes an inertial reference frame? A. a weather balloon descending at constant velocity B. a rocket undergoing uniform acceleration C. a rotating merry-go-round D. a train rounding a turn at constant speed E. an orbiting space station 2. Which one of the following is a consequence of the postulates of special relativity? A. There is no such thing as an inertial reference frame B. Newton’s laws of motion apply in every reference frame C. Coulomb’s law of electrostatics applies in any reference frame D. The question of whether an object is at rest in the universe is meaningless E. The value of every physical quantity depends on the reference frame in which it is measured 3. Complete the following statement: the Michelson-Morley experiment A. Confirmed that time dilation occurs B. Proved that length contraction occurs C. Verified the conservation of momentum in inertial reference frames D. Supported the relationship between mass and energy E. Indicated that the speed of light is the same in all inertial reference frames 4. Which one of the following statements concerning the proper time interval between two events is true? A. It is the longest time interval that any inertial observer can measure for the event B.
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