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a) When a frame of reference undergoes acceleration/decelation (whatever,) what happens with regards to the Lorentz equations and Simple Relativity? How do the equations "change?"

b) It is said that when twins move apart (or clocks move apart) that this is a symmetrical situation and time would dilate in each frame with respect to the other. In the case where one holds one twin steady (inertial FOR) and moves the second twin - acceleration --> constant speed does this acceleration "force" one to use the reference frame in which there is no acceleration as inertial, or is arbitrary and only the amounts of time dilation is different in the two reference frames. Remember the reference frame in which there is acceleration has BOTH an initial period of acceleration which winds down to a "steady state" of constant speed.

c) With nothing else around, how would an observer know if he/she is accelerating/ decelerating or not? Remember, there is nothing else around to compare oneself to.

2. Relevant equations

Lorentz transformations

3. The attempt at a solution

No clue

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# Homework Help: Acceleartion and the laws of relativity

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