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effect on Newtonian dynamics
All such observers will see the same forces
Frames moving with constant velocity are
“inertial reference frames”
The size of an object is the same for all
observers – even if the object is in an
accelerated reference frame
Newtonian dynamics agrees with everyday
Judah Levine, 2170L1 14 Clicker Question 2
z a y’ x O’ x’ z’ A sphere is at rest in an accelerated reference frame, O’.The sphere is observed by
observers at rest in frames O and O’. Based on Newtonian relativity:
d. Both observers see a sphere of the same size.
The observer in O sees a smaller sphere
The observer in O sees a larger sphere
The observer in O see a shape flattened vertically e. The observer in O sees a shape flattened horizontally
Judah Levine, 2170L1 15 Clicker Question 3
The Duane Physics laboratories are in an
accelerated reference frame because of the
rotation of the earth. Can Newtonian
mechanics be used?
a. yes, no problem. T...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2014 for the course PHYSICS 2170 taught by Professor Judahlevine during the Spring '13 term at Colorado.
- Spring '13