39 CHAPTER OUTLINE 39.1 The Principle of Galilean Relativity 39.2 The Michelson-Morley Experiment 39.3 Einstein’s Principle of Relativity 39.4 Consequences of the Special Theory of Relativity 39.5 The Lorentz Transformation Equations 39.6 The Lorentz Velocity Transformation Equations and the Relativistic Form of 39.7 Relativistic Linear Momentum Newton’s Laws 39.8 Relativistic Energy 39.9 Mass and Energy Relativity 39.10 The General Theory of Relativity ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q39.1 The speed of light c and the speed v of their relative motion. Q39.2 An ellipsoid. The dimension in the direction of motion would be measured to be scrunched in. Q39.3 No. The principle of relativity implies that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum , which is 300 Mm/s. The electron would emit light in a conical shock wave of Cerenkov radiation. Q39.4 The clock in orbit runs slower. No, they are not synchronized. Although they both tick at the same rate after return, a time
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