100 m sec thewavepropagatesthroughacrowdina stadium

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Unformatted text preview: (~330 m / sec) • A water wave propagates through water, with a velocity relative to the water (1..100 m / sec) • “The wave” propagates through a crowd in a stadium, with a velocity relative to the audience. • An electromagnetic wave propagates through... Ideas behind Einstein’s relativity Is there an ether ? (There where various other motivations for special relativity, but for simplicity we will focus here on the quest for detecting the ether.) Answer (19th century physics): The “luminiferous ether.” 1 Quiz on reading The ether v (closed book, no talking) The Michelson-Morley Experiment tests if the speed of light in...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course PHYSICS 2130 at Colorado.

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