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Administrative Details: PHYS 342 Note CORRECTED exam dates: 1st in-class exam: Friday Feb. 11th 2nd in-class exam: Friday March 25th Begin reading chapter 2 of Modern Physics: First problem set this Friday
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2.1 The Need for Ether 2.2 The Michelson-Morley Experiment 2.3 Einstein’s Postulates 2.4 The Lorentz Transformation 2.5 Time Dilation and Length Contraction 2.6 Addition of Velocities 2.7 Experimental Verification 2.8 Twin Paradox 2.9 Space-time 2.10 Doppler Effect 2.11 Relativistic Momentum 2.12 Relativistic Energy 2.13 Computations in Modern Physics 2.14 Electromagnetism and Relativity Special Theory of Relativity 1 It was found that there was no displacement of the interference fringes, so that the result of the experiment was negative and would, therefore, show that there is still a difficulty in the theory itself… - Albert Michelson, 1907 Albert Michelson (1852-1931)
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Newtonian (Classical) Relativity Newton’s laws of motion must be implemented with respect to (relative to) some reference frame. x z y A reference frame is called an inertial frame if Newton’s laws are valid in that frame. Such a frame is established when a body, not subjected to net external forces, moves in rectilinear motion at constant velocity .
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Newtonian Principle of Relativity If Newton’s laws are valid in one reference frame, then they are also
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course PHYS 342 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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