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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 quantitiesthe 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. Im going to say increase but I think this is baloney. . m going to say decrease D. Im going to say decrease but only so I dont 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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