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Unformatted text preview: pocryphal. NEWTON: What? How dare you! EINSTEIN: Perhaps we should return to the game. Let's see, where were we? Yes, you raised Mister Data four, which means that the bet is, er, seven to me? NEWTON: The bet is ten! Can't you do simple arithme1c? I don't even know why I'm here in the first place. What is the point of playing this ridiculous game? DATA: When I play poker with my shipmates, it ogen appears to be a useful forum for exploring the different facets of humanity. I was curious to see how three of history's greatest minds would interact in this seing. So far, it has proved most illumina1ng. EINSTEIN: And profitable. NEWTON: Can we get this over with, please? It's your bet. HAWKING: I raise figy. NEWTON: Blast! I fold. DATA: I fold as well. EINSTEIN: The uncertainty principle will not help you now, Stephen. All the quantum fluctua&ons in the universe will not change the cards in your hand. I call. You are bluffing and you will lose. HAWKING: Wrong again, Albert. (Hawking has four sevens and a king) EINSTEIN: Well. RIKER [OC]: Red alert. All personnel report to duty sta1ons. DATA: We will have to con1nue this another 1me. End programme. hDp://www.chakoteya.net/nextgen/252.htm hDp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrR0ipCQysI 4 The Postulates 1.  Einstein’s first Postulate (called the Principle of Rela1vity) states: The laws of physics are the same in every iner&al frame of reference. 2.  Einstein’s second Postulate states: The speed of light in vacuum (c = 299,792,458 ms ­1, the ul1mate speed) is the same in all iner1al frames of reference and is independent of mo&on of the source. hDp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/Speed_of_light_from_Earth_to_Moon.gif 5 Michelson ­Morley Experiment  Michelson and Morley's interferometric setup, mounted on a stone slab and floa1ng in a pool...
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