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jtbell

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ZapperZ

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What is the purpose of MichelsonMorley Experiment?
Why it is called the failed experiment? what is the contradiction...

Jan2311 02:46 PM
abrowaqas

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Hi, I asked a theoretical question here a month or two ago and someone was able to help me. I have another:
Imagine...

Jan2411 07:53 AM
bobc2

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If the equivalence principle is true then it means that the Earth's gravity field is a constantly accelerating frame...

Jan2411 10:41 AM
nismaratwork

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I wonder why KlauzaKlein theory was discarded. According to the article:
www.weylmann.com/kaluza.pdf
this model...

Jan2411 05:00 PM
JesseM

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Hello
According to general theory is there any explanation of tidal wave in sea due to gravitation of moon.
How moon...

Jan2511 10:30 PM
varuncsed1

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In CM there is this equation of motion for ciruclar orbits:
F=k/r^2=m*v^2/r, where k depends on the force involved.
...

Jan2611 07:33 AM
upurg

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My thinking has been that a photon, in its own F of R, in a vacuum, travels through space, but not through time. This...

Jan2611 09:13 AM
D H

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i am wondering when i read about planets or solar systems that are like 1million lightyears away, those that take into...

Jan2611 12:25 PM
HallsofIvy

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Hey
there is something that I don't really understand
In Landau Lifgarbagez"Classical Theory of Fields" it is...

Jan2611 04:28 PM
bcrowell

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Below is a spacetime diagram which depicts the movement of a rod, four units long, relative to another rod of equal...

Jan2611 09:08 PM
bobc2

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Your friend flies from Los Angeles to New York. She carries an accurate stopwatch with her to measure the flight time....

Jan2711 10:24 PM
RagincajunLA

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Hi,
I would like to ask for such a theoretical case:
spacecraft moves in space and time and should be curved...

Jan2811 06:19 AM
jaiii

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Does empty space move? What are the laws that govern its motion?
The bigbang set the universe expanding. But...

Jan2811 09:32 AM
nismaratwork

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Introduction
Special relativity in the most simple of definitions holds that each inertial frame of reference can be...

Jan2811 12:40 PM
DaleSpam

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Someone told me that spacetime is a matter. I know that matter must be a mass or energy. Is spacetime a matter (mass...

Jan2811 08:03 PM
qsa

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According to general relativity matter warps space and time and result is gravity,
but how matter warps space and...

Jan2811 08:12 PM
DaleSpam

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Hi
I am not a physicist (just a biophysicist) but I am in great need of (if possible) a video of Alain Connes's talk...

Jan2811 08:58 PM
trosenba

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Why is it that the relativity of simultaneity isn't used to explain wave/particle duality?
RoS requires that...

Jan2911 03:31 AM
Phrak

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How to change the curvature of spacetime around a very powerful laser beam?

Jan2911 05:31 AM
DaleSpam

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I understand the principle of equivalence (e.g. thoughtexperiments with lifts etc), but how come that from it one can...

Jan2911 06:17 AM
Mueiz

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According to theory of relativity there is no absolute standard of rest. Now, if Alice and Bob are two observers...

Jan2911 11:39 AM
DaleSpam

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Hi, I'm a first time poster and wanted to share a thought I had concerning disproving time dilation.
It is said...

Jan2911 04:24 PM
DaleSpam

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Hey guys, I'm new here. In fact I'm new to the site. Anyway, I just need this question answered. Is it possible to...

Jan2911 08:05 PM
jtbell

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Is it possible to explain, in one or two paragraphs, what the scalar curvature, R, is as it applies to General...

Jan3011 11:06 AM
bcrowell

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Hi Guys,
As I was wondering to the train station the other day I was thinking about gravity bends time and how...

Jan3011 11:14 AM
bcrowell

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Two people leave from parallel points in space and head to other parallel points the same distance apart.
Person 1...

Jan3011 01:05 PM
yuiop

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I am trying to understand the calculations for a relativisitic light clock and am doing something wrong.
I am the...

Jan3011 09:50 PM
liometopum

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Hi,
I have been playing around with some figures in a spreadsheet linked to the Schwarzschild metric and the...

Jan3111 06:35 AM
DaleSpam

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I read an article about super massive black holes that are millions a billion times larger than our sun. In reading...

Jan3111 06:59 AM
DaleSpam

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One reference frame A uses a force F on another reference frame B.
Both A and B counts the time it takes before A...

Jan3111 11:27 AM
jason12345

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Hi. Currently I am selfstudying a book on general relativity (Introducing Einstein's Relativity by Ray D'Inverno), I...

Jan3111 08:24 PM
purakanui

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"During October, 1971, four cesium atomic beam clocks were flown on regularly scheduled commercial jet flights around...

Jan3111 08:31 PM
yano108

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According to SR relativity of simultaneity, the temporal order of events depends on the frame of reference from which...

Feb111 04:11 AM
TrickyDicky

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Einstein wrote in his book The Meaning of Relativity of 1921 p48 when deriving Field Equations :
" We must next...

Feb111 05:49 AM
Mueiz

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According to special relativity,
Would a tachyon's time be imaginary? I saw somewhere that they move backwards in...

Feb111 08:04 AM
JesseM

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As I have heard that light bends under the gravitational force. While according to formula "w=mg", gravitation acts on...

Feb111 09:57 AM
shayaan_musta

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Many people have difficulties to understand how time dilation can be consistent with he special relativity principle:...

Feb111 11:40 AM
Erland

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Hi,
I am looking for the formula that describes the gravitational redshift as
frequency2 = function(frequency1,...

Feb111 02:49 PM
birulami

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Is it possible to go faster than the speed of light? And why do some scientists say you can't???
Thanks _!

Feb111 05:25 PM
DrGreg

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I Have a problem understanding that vanishing of the curvature tensor implies that paralel transport is independent of...

Feb211 02:26 PM
Phrak

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