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The section of the Usenet Physics FAQ titled "Experimental Basis of Special Relativity" has been cited here many...
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There is a general lack of awarenes about the fact that Lorenzian interpretation (LI) and Einsteinin...
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"Relativity Revisited" Authors: Flora Lopis (MIT), Max Tegmark (MIT) abstract: Was Einstein wrong? This paper...
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Hey folks, I'm reading a paper by Sean Carroll (http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0802/0802.0521v1.pdf). In...
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First off I apologize for lengthiness, but I want to be thorough... please read the entire post I was just...
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When a photon passes from a high gravity field to a low gravity field, it is redshifted. Therefore it has less energy....
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Hi all, I have recently been listening to one of Professor Richard Wolfson's physics lectures, and a question has...
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1. Let S be a stationary x-coordinate system. Let S' be a stationary x'-coordinate system. Let the x'-axis of system...
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see the attchments Referring to fig 1 We have a clock that is used to set the time on a second clock. At point A...
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It is known that spinor can be view as the square root of vector,then what is motivation leading to twistor?
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Hi all, 1) it is known (Liouville) that volumes in phase space are conserved under time evolution. Is there any...
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The most general spherically symmetric metric can be written as: ds^2 = - dt^2 + X^2(r,t) dr^2 + R^2(r,t) (d\theta...
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Have physicists ever consider traveling into the future in order to travel back to the past? I know it sounds crazy,...
Apr2-08 04:23 PM
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Or maybe it isn't and apologies in advance if this isn't the appropriate forum but I was wondering if it is possible...
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DaveC426913
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What role does the Lorentz Group play in the General Relativity ?
Apr2-08 10:40 AM
harryjoon
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time dialation is a function of only velocity ie if you are travelling @ C in any direction time stops yes? Time...
Apr2-08 04:07 AM
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Time-gravity relativity is based on the fact that the anything that can effect the speed of light can also effect...
Apr2-08 03:02 AM
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I know mass has been converted into energy in fission and fusion bombs. But the converse - i.e., converting energy...
Apr2-08 02:46 AM
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Two photons are traveling parallel to one another. Can the photons orbit one another perpendicular to the direction...
Apr2-08 12:50 AM
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To me the easiest way to arrive at the Lorentz transformation is by rotation, using one dimension for space and the...
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I am in the process of trying to learn about some of the details that support general relativity. Therefore, my...
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Theoretically, if an object were to have negative rest mass, would it travel faster than light?
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Hello all, We know that (E,p) are the components of a four vector and it is called the four-momentum. Likewise...
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Is there any theories or something of that sort, which allows negative mass? Hence, v > c rather than v < c. This...
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you are in a plane flying east with a head wind of 10 kph. The speed of the plane is measured by measuring the wind...
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Hypothetical scenario: A small black hole passes by a much larger black hole at a velocity large enough to avoid...
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Can anybody explain what exactly is meant by conical singularity in a spacetime? What are known examples of it? How is...
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If the universe is bounded then there will be an absolute frame of reference. This could be found by summing all...
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Is it ok for a spacetime describing the Universe to be non-maximally extended? An example of non-maximally extended...
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Does anyone have any good English langauge references (textbook references or journal articles) for linear Born rigid...
Mar31-08 01:46 PM
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Sorry to bring up again a question that I asked before but I am still confused about this. In SR we have Lorentz...
Mar31-08 07:36 AM
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if 2 clocks are synchronised in a stationary frame of refernece and then that frame of ref is accelerated up to a...
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I believe most of my questions relate GR: 1.) I've heard of gravity likened to a bowling ball sitting on a spring...
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If a and b are four-vectors then are ka and a+b also four-vectors? My question arises because of the...
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I have a very basic question about Special Relativity. I am very limited on my knowledge of physics and math and even...
Mar30-08 12:34 PM
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form twin paradox, let say Jerry is the one go travel to outer space then back to earth and Tom is the one stay in...
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hi, everone im new here, here is my 1st question, hope anyone can help me. As the relative law, speed of any object...
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what y'all think about that portuguese guy (joćo magueijo) and his colleagues who have proposed that the speed of...
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Are there other observations for the bending of light apart from Eddington 1919...i want to know that whether bending...
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Please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrenfest_paradox for a description of this very interesting paradox. ...
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