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Feb2313 08:40 AM
ZapperZ

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The section of the Usenet Physics FAQ titled "Experimental Basis of Special Relativity" has been cited here many...

Dec3107 02:06 AM
jtbell

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I was reading this:
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/GSP/SEM0L6OVGJE_0.html
and apparently it seems that Martin...

Jan908 10:47 PM
jostpuur

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Let's say I start out a few thousand kilometers from a black hole, and I begin to move toward the black hole due to...

Aug312 02:13 PM
guss

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hi
how is space curvature around a mass. i mean what's its direction in real 3D space?

Dec904 11:02 PM
Majid

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Hi all
I was recently told that certain postulates of SR are equivalent or one can be derived from the other. Namely...

Oct607 05:48 AM
pmb_phy

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We describe mass as creating "curvature" in the universe. Taking a simplified lower dimensional analogy, the universe...

Mar2908 05:45 AM
Jonathan Scott

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The earth moon distance = 3.8 * 10^8 meters
Time for light to reach moon = 1.266 sec.
A laser at the origin on earth...

Oct2908 10:18 AM
LURCH

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Could the process of Electronpositron pair production work with anything else in our universe?
I.E. Could our...

Dec310 09:00 PM
stever19

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If one admit that the particle has the "real objective(observer independent ?)" trajectory x(t), then if it is...

Nov1905 01:28 AM
kleinwolf

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Problem 17.3 in the "problem book in relativity and gravitation" states:
"Show that once a rocket ship crosses the...

Sep2311 12:13 AM
keithdow

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I'm reading how the Lorentz equations allow for relativistic transformation that can include Maxwell's equations but...

Sep606 08:25 AM
RandallB

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It has been said one of the great mysteries of the universe is how light can be both a wave and a particle. Indeed...

Jan1608 11:22 AM
Magic Man

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hey..while looking into the consequences of the invariance of light....we see that time needs to be slowed down in...

Jan2408 02:51 AM
Fredrik

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I've read about Schwarzschild and Kerr metric, I confused about the spacelike singularity(occur in nonrotating...

May2810 05:55 AM
stevebd1

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What sort of software do people here like to use to mangle, errr I mean manipulate, Tensors in General Relativity?

Aug2304 05:31 PM
pervect

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Imagine there is a train moving at .9c with a person on the train and an observer on a platform watching the train go...

Oct812 04:14 AM
A.T.

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Hi,
I've just got the following question for you guys...
Say that Bob is travelling away from the Earth at...

Apr706 06:09 PM
Janus

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I did some searches, but couldn't find an answer to this on this forum.
Since a photon can travel 1 km, 1...

Jun513 07:09 PM
Vanadium 50

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Let's say an observer A in his rest system has a wave function for an electron double slit experiment (psi function of...

Jul1311 12:32 AM
Mentz114

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If Eisenstein taught us the space time is one and the same thing, then how did he mathematicaly prove that. How did...

Jul2512 07:33 AM
PAllen

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I've been trying to put this together in my head for a while and it doesn't come out. For example, if there are more...

Dec1608 03:35 PM
Pippo

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Hi,all, problem:
2 stars, distance is 1 lightyear.
If I move one star, will the other star move 1 year later?
...

Mar310 05:08 AM
luxiaolei

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Hi, I'm reading this wikipedia article on the metric connection, and it says that the LeviCivita connection is a...

Oct2411 02:52 PM
UndeadCat

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can a black hole accelerate an object to c(because its escape v is greater than c)

Dec3107 10:31 AM
cosmic.ash

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Hello, we know that according to special relativity nothing in the universe go faster than speed of light,but space...

Oct613 01:39 PM
DaleSpam

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Pendulums tick faster when they weigh more. ie a falling pendulum in any gravity won't tick as it is effectively...

Jul1310 11:10 PM
gonegahgah

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Hi everyone,
I recently read an essay by Isaac Asimov called "Figure of the Farthest", which discussed the ideas on...

Sep2210 09:39 AM
jambaugh

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As I understand it, Einstein's dismissal of the "luminiferous aether" was based on his discovery that there is no...

Feb2513 10:23 PM
DaleSpam

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I have a quick question:
Does the arrangement of spacetime directly dictate rates like velocity?
For example, if...

Jun2807 04:37 PM
robphy

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In special relativity, the mass of an object increases as the speed approaches c. Geometrically, this can be...

Jun3010 05:53 PM
hawkingfan

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In "Frozen Light" an article written by Lene Vestegaard Hau, it talks about Lene's experiments with, literally,...

Oct2406 10:44 AM
DaveC426913

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Since everything in the universe is moving relative to the other, how can one measure an absolute velocity? Therefore,...

Feb708 08:07 PM
pervect

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Thermodynamics textbooks indicates that the total energy of a system E is given by the following equation
...

Nov1604 11:05 PM
Iraides Belandria

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Is it possible that gravity and the strong force could be the same just on a smaller scale giving it different...

Nov908 10:00 AM
Jonathan Scott

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In general, what can one say about the relationship between geodesic motion of (massive and massless) particles and...

Mar1710 08:04 PM
atyy

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This is a continuation of the thread Derivation of proper time of acceleration in SR

Sep2510 05:58 PM
stevmg

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Is there a general way of proving that the scalar product
xuxu = (x0)2  (x1)2  (x2)2  (x3)2
is invariant under a...

Aug3008 12:04 AM
Fredrik

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Hi guys, here's my question:
An accelerated observer (both in curved or noncurved space) who Fermi Walker...

Jul1611 02:22 PM
atyy

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Please help with this. This is similar to the Einstein train experiment.
When C and C' are at the same place,...

Nov2013 07:58 PM
DaleSpam

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In high school, doing modern physics, and was struck by a thought about light, energy of a photon and the "speed...

Oct1611 06:59 PM
yoron

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I don't know if this is the right place to post this but would a proton falling into a black hole experience tidal...

Jun2811 07:34 PM
bcrowell

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