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hi all, this is a very basic question.
apart from maxwell's equation, why else is the speed of light a universal constant?
apart from maxwell's equation, why else is the speed of light a universal constant?
It just is. I don't think there is a "why" involved. If it wasn't a constant, we'd have different laws of physics.hi all, this is a very basic question.
apart from maxwell's equation, why else is the speed of light a universal constant?
Because anytime anyone attempted to measure it, they always got the same answer, so much so, that we have assigned a value to it and now it is used as a universal standard from which we derive the standard for the meter, rather than using a platinum bar with marks inscribed on it defined to be one meter apart.hi all, this is a very basic question.
apart from maxwell's equation, why else is the speed of light a universal constant?
Because it cannot be overtaken. Let's assume it's not constant, that is, there exist a frame of reference moving at a speed v, in which light speed has another value c' = c-k, with k = positive speed.hi all, this is a very basic question.
apart from maxwell's equation, why else is the speed of light a universal constant?