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SCIENCE=What is The Theory of RELATIVITY ?

Asked by commonsense,
28 Mar '10 01:18 am

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What Relativity Means

The idea of Relativity is that the laws of physics appear to be the same no matter what you frame of reference. Thus, if I'm moving at almost the speed of light, I wouldn't know it. It would look to me like I'm standing still. It's very much like being in a jet flying at 600 miles an hour from New York to San Francisco. When you're in the plane, it doesn't seem like your going 600 miles an hour. It seems like you're standing on the ground. All the laws of physics are the same. Who's to say that the plane is standing still and the Earth is moving at 600 miles an hour in the opposite direction? In fact, if the plane were being observed from space, it would appear to be standing still and the Earth rotating in the opposite direction because the speed of the plane at that latitude it about the same speed as the rotation of the Earth.. Think about it.

The fundamental postulate of the Theory of Relativity is that the laws of physics will be the same for all freely ...more

Answered by parul advani, 28 Mar '10 01:27 am
The idea of Relativity is that the laws of physics appear to be the same no matter what you frame of reference. Thus, if I'm moving at almost the speed of light, I wouldn't know it. It would look to me like I'm standing still. It's very much like being in a jet flying at 600 miles an hour from New York to San Francisco. When you're in the plane, it doesn't seem like your going 600 miles an hour. It seems like you're standing on the ground. All the laws of physics are the same. Who's to say that the plane is standing still and the Earth is moving at 600 miles an hour in the opposite direction? In fact, if the plane were being observed from space, it would appear to be standing still and the Earth rotating in the opposite direction because the speed of the plane at that latitude it about the same speed as the rotation of the Earth.. Think about it.

The fundamental postulate of the Theory of Relativity is that the laws of physics will be the same for all freely ...more

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