Chapter 8 Conservation Laws Winter 2011

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 Conservation Laws Elements … may be organized and reorganized, but not destroyed. ~Joseph Smith, in King Follett discourse Relativity s Einstein started from: • Laws of motion same in inertial frames of reference (no one frame preferred) • C is same for all observers s Because C is same in all frames • Simultaneity is relative • A moving clock is measured to run slow by a stationary observer (time dilation) • A moving ruler is measured to be short by a stationary observer (length contraction) • Time and distance are not absolute quantities…the absolute is “space-time” I have read all of chapter 8 A. Yes B. No As we measure an object moving past us, we measure its length to A. increase. B. decrease. C. I’m going to say increase but I think this is baloney. . ’m going to say decrease D. I’m going to say decrease but only so I don’t flunk the exam. Which of the following is NOT a hypothesis of the special theory of relativity? A. The laws of nature are the same regardless of your motion, so long as we are onsidering uniform considering uniform...
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course PHY S 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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